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    Truce called by Army Chiefs during Irish Civil War (Ireland ?).

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    Irish Civil War truce called. Unknown location but probably Ireland.

    Full titles read: "First Rays of Hope - Army Chiefs agree to a truce". L/S's and M/S's of Various army chiefs standing in line. M/S of two army chiefs talking. L/S of army officials being driven away by car.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in with additional information. The men standing include Sean Mac Eoin on the left (in uniform) and Liam Mellows on the extreme right.

    Men from left to right: Sean McEoin (Pro-Treaty), Sean Moylan (IRA), Eoin O'Duffy (Pro-Treaty), Liam Lynch (IRA), Gearóid O'Sullivan (Pro-Treaty) and Liam Mellows (IRA).

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    01:10:20:00 / 01:11:14:00
    G 874

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  1. Unknown user says

    The gentleman on the left in the army uniform is Gen. Sean MacEoin who during the War of Independence was the O/C of the Longford Brigade and led the North Longford Flying Column. A statue to the memory of MacEoin and the Flying Column was unveiled in Ballinalee, Co Longford in June, 2013 by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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  2. Adri Moura says

    The men are, from the left: Seán MacEoin (pro-Treaty), Seán Moylan (anti-Treaty), Eoin O'Duffy (pro-Treaty), Liam Lynch (anti-Treaty Chief of Staff), Gearóid O'Sullivan (pro-Treaty Adjutant General), and Liam Mellows (anti-Treaty).?

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  3. steviemac63 says

    This was taken just before the civil war officially broke out. It dates from late May 1922, when a last-ditch effort was made by the pro- and anti-treaty factions of the IRA to avoid armed conflict. A basis for unifying the opposing viewpoints was found but later rejected by hardliners on either side, and civil war soon followed (28 June).

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  4. Officer says

    A photograph of this same meeting was published in the 'Freeman's Journal' on 5 May 1922 - the meeting took place the previous day

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