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    British soldiers search rural roads and surrounding area in Eire during Easter Rebellion.

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    Roads searched in Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland) during Easter Rebellion (Irish War of Independence?)

    British soldiers searching rural roads in Ireland. They examine roads for damage / sabotage. Royal Irish Constabulary troops walk over partially collapsed stone bridge. 4 of the men walking around on stones in the stream; looking under bombed bridge etc.; may be trying to find what explosive device was used.

    Another road; w/ stone walls on sides: soldier rides up on motorcycle; stops at another destroyed bridge; this one at a small stream through a cow pasture. Next; soldiers climbing over a tree fallen across road. Finally a group of soldiers struggle w/ a bunch of barbed wire which seems to be tangled up round a small stone building. Soldier takes his jacket off! Soldiers untangling & cutting barbed wire.

    Terrorism. Riots & revolutions.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in concerning this clip. Apparently it is not from 1916 but from the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921).

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:52:00 / 01:12:15:00
    ON 257 F

Comments (1)

  1. johnny_doyle says

    war of Independence rather than Easter Rising.

    Soldiers during the Easter Rising did not have the Brodie steel helmet.

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