History captured on 1916-1922 newsreel

Ireland’s War of Independence captured on film will feature at Whyte’s auction of History and Literature in Dublin next Saturday (May 9) at 1pm.

Lot 200 is 300 minutes of restored newsreel film from 1916 to 1922, from the Easter Rising to the funeral of Michael Collins, much of it unpublished.

A total of 12 cans of safety film and one of nitrate is estimated at €150,000-€180,000.

Subjects include the aftermath of the Rising, the funeral of Thomas Ashe, the burning of towns and villages by the Black and Tans, the aftermath of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park, the killing of Sean Treacy in Talbot Street, Dublin, sectarian murders and burnings in Belfast and Derry, the 1922 elections, including Michael Collins in Cork, and civil war footage.

The auction will feature antiquities, artifact, manuscripts, documents, printed ephemera, maps, prints, photos, postcards, medals, militaria, weapons and antiquarian books. Viewing at Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin, from 10am to 5pm daily from next Wednesday.


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