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The aftermath of the Dublin Easter Rising, Ireland, 1916.

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O'Connell Street before the rising (black segments block out part of the film), a bus advertising Bovril passes. One of the buildings bears a Liptons sign. Members of the Irish Volunteers in civilian clothes with webbing pouches and rifles drill and march past in the open. More of the Irish Volunteers in their paramilitary uniform (introduced in August 1914) marching off in a parade. Two columns of Irish Volunteers, filmed from a high window, marching through a crowded Dublin square in civilian clothes. Long panning shot showing the damage to shops and buildings along the quays. Newsboys on O'Connell Bridge, one holds up a placard proclaiming 'The Sinn Fein Rebellion'. O'Connell Bridge in the aftermath, with damage to a number of buildings. Panning shot across damaged buildings. Panning shot upwards to show a damaged building advertising 'Luncheon' and 'Rooms' and the letters DBC. British soldiers halt outside the Customs House. Other soldiers unload an ammunition wagon outside Liberty Hall. The damage done to Liberty Hall, the head office of the Irish TGWU and headquarters of the rising.The interior of a hospital, probably Dublin Castle, showing three wounded men in beds - all British soldiers (?), attended by nurses. View of Trinity College from College Green with pedestrians, horses and carts and bicycles passing. Australian and New Zealander soldiers march through the crowded streets. Three British soldiers set up a Vickers machine gun by a sandbagged barricade. Another barricade made of overturned cars. A pan out from the O'Connell Monument to show damaged buildings and crowds. The damage done to the Post Office. An improvised armoured car made from railway boilers bolted onto a Guinness lorry passes the Monument. Views of damaged buildings including Kelly & Son, Fishing Tackle, Gunpowder Office. Pan over Liberty Hall and other buildings in Liffey Street - masonry is pulled away from burnt out buildings for safety. Soldiers and crowds pass in the street near the General Post Office. A policeman stands by burnt out cars and rubble. Views looking south down O'Connell Street. Two policemen and crowds opposite Clerys department store on O'Connell Street. Pedestrians passing Liberty Hall. The film ends with a posed shot of Thomas Clarke, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, with Miss O'Donovan Rossa, one of the daughters of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. This shot is from a British Pathé newsreel and the daughter is identified as Eileen, shown with Clarke at her father's funeral on 1 August 1915.

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