Nitochris wrote: »
I assume this is the right thread for this, came across the above on youtube, Bold Emmet Ireland's Martyr (1915). CDFM posted info on the director: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=70333828&postcount=1
Edit: embed doesn't look like it's working so here's the url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM4Lj4JXins
walrusgumble wrote: »
A Pathé clip of the British Troops handing over a town (Athlone) to the Irish Free State Troops. - Leading Free State was Seán McKeoin (or Mc Eoin?) The Blacksmith of Ballinalee. The castle itself will be 800 years old next year. The smart asses might be witty enough to note that there might be little difference with Athlone in 1921 and now.:D. Appartantly, the Free Staters did not actually have a flag pole when raising the tricolour, a bit embarrashing. i think they had to get a brush stick. something mad like thathttp://www.youtube.com/
Surely there are some more news reels / footage out there of british leaving eg Spike Islands etc
southernyell wrote: »
It was indeed Commdt McKeown..interestingly enough in William Sheehans book Hearts and Mines which details the activities of 5th Division British Army whose area of operations included Leitrim,Westmeath etc, quoting from the Divisional Report written in 1923, the part played by Commdt McKeown in preventing the massacre of survivors and wounded British soldiers after the ambush of their convoy in Ballinlee Co Longford on 2nd February 1922 is well acknowledged and went a long way in preventing Commdt McKeown being executed after he was tried for the assasination(the Report states murder) of a District Inspector of the RIC.
Precious flower wrote: »
To think this guy went through the famine.
Looking at a series of themes, the suffrage movement, the Irish question, the decline of the liberal party and the arts, he argues that to a large extent Britain was already in a state of flux by 1913 and many of the developments we think of as emanating from or being catalysed by the war, were actually in full flow.
vangoz wrote: »
An RTE radio interview with my late grandfather regarding his personal account of Dublin during the War of Independence and Civil War in the 1920's.
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