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    Demobbed R.I.C.s in light-hearted mood and British troops mounting last guard.

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    Title missing. According to issue sheet item shows troops being paid off, British troops mounting guard for last time. Demobbed R.I.Cs (Royal Irish Constabulary) in light-hearted mood leave Ireland forever.

    Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).

    M/S of group of soldiers outside building marked - Demob Unit. M/S of queue of soldiers at desk in parade ground. Solider at front signs a piece of paper, before saluting and grinning at camera. M/S of soldiers walking past camera carrying bundles - all seem very happy. Some shakes hands with colleagues they are leaving. C/U of crowd of soldiers in black berets, one holds a bag of golf clubs. They mess about for camera - pointing and laughing.

    Intertitle reads: "English troops mount guard for last time".

    Various shots of officers inspecting soldiers on guard in courtyard of large building.

    Intertitle reads: "The official entry was singularly undramatic - though a moment that will live for ever in Irish minds".

    Note: this last intertitle appears as title card in story - DUBLIN CASTLE - in G 843. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:04:00 / 01:40:21:00
    G 844

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