Sackville Street, Dublin - 1916
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100 years since Ireland's Easter Rising

In 1916, a small group of volunteers occupied buildings across Dublin to rebel against British rule in Ireland.

The uprising lasted just six days before the rebels surrendered. The insurrection was not universally popular, but when 16 of the leaders were put to death, anti-British sentiment began to take hold in Ireland.

The Easter Rising laid the foundations for an Irish civil war six years later, and eventually the formation of a new Republic of Ireland.

Moving images courtesy of British Pathé.

  • 26 Mar 2016
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