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St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day 1916

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St Patrick's Day 1916

United Kingdom

The annual presentation of shamrocks to the London Irish Rifles on St Patrick's Day was a newsreel favourite. As ever, these scenes of the 1916 ceremony show smiling soldiers proudly parading and raising a cheer. The film seeks to reinforce a sense of national stability at a time when British power was wavering both in Europe and in Ireland - and just weeks before the Easter Rising in Dublin.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

World War I St. Patrick's Day Chelsea London

Collection

1916 on Film

Released

1916

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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