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    Michael Collins electioneering in County Cork, Ireland (Eire).

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    Michael Collins electioneering in County Cork, and Belfast Ireland (Eire).

    Note: "Some of the material in this item are cuts. There is also some material that does not relate to the County Cork election."

    M/S's of a smartly dressed Michael Collins speaking to to woman milking a cow at a country farm. L/S of of Collins talking to three flat capped men. One man sits on a large wooden barrel swigging from his tankard. L/S of men and two old woman dressed in black standing next to cart in the country, they appear to be having a good gossip!

    L/S of woman and children standing next to sea wall, Collins walks into the picture and shakes and introduces himself. M/S of Collins talking to very old woman in black hooded gown, she smiles. Good M/S of Collins giving speech from platform. L/S of two men walking down twisty village street, one is carrying a very large scythe. An opened topped military vehicle disturbs the tranquility as it lurches up the road full of soldiers and leaves a cloud of dust behind it. (Auxiliary Police Cadets - nicknamed Auxies)

    L/S of smoke and flames billowing from building. L/S of small children sleeping on the grass verges of a small country road. L/S's of man on ladder painting a mural on the side of a building (I think this footage is probably from Belfast). L/S of military soldiers on cart. L/S of a mural which shows a man on a horse with sword with the Union Flag (Union Jack) painted over the top.

    L/S of Collins speaking to country folk. M/S of old man in shabby coat waving his hat. L/S of Collins standing in the ruins of his burnt out house. M/S shot of men looking at an election poster for Sinn Fein. M/S's of armoured vehicle followed by followed by a procession of people and soldiers, large crowds wave them on.

    L/S's of people and children walking out of gateway away from large building, there is a brief appearance of Collins (it is probably a polling house on Election day. L/S's of Michael Collins giving speech on platform. L/S looking down on large crowd.

    Intertitle reads: "Mr. Collins amidst the ruins of his burnt down homestead." M/S of Collins standing in the ruins of his house. M/S of Collins with older gentleman (possibly his dad ?). M/S of Collins shaking hands with people sitting in wooden cart. M/S of pub sign with the words "MARYANNE COLLINS - licensed to sell spirits..." (Michael Collins mother ?).

    L/S of woman and children standing next to sea wall, Collins chats to them. Intertitle reads: "Polling at Collins first School." L/S's of people entering polling station. M/S of priest exiting. Various shots of Collins talking to people outside the polling station. M/S of Collins speaking to two old woman.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:44:03:00 / 01:52:31:00
    G 887

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  1. Unknown user says

    I love the black hooded cloaks worn by the older Cork women. Meda Ryan, in 'The Day Michael Collins was Shot,' quotes an interview with John O'Connell, who accompanied Collins on his last visit to Cork. O'Connell had never seen a Cork cloak before and asked, 'What sort of nuns are these? Or what do they represent at all, they seem to be so plentiful?' A Corkman answered, 'It's the women who do the work here. That's the way the women dress, those cloaks are mighty handy, and are and have been used to hide many a revolver, and indeed many of those women wouldn't be above using one on you.'

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