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Film from 1920 showing scenes from the war between British forces and Irish Republicans
(British Pathe: 220.29)
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file size: 392KB file size: 1.0MB file size: 2.5MB  
British Pathe: 220.29; scenes from the war between British and Irish, 1920
       
Running time: 1mins 22secs   help? Get Windows media player get plugin
How to use this source
1 Study this source carefully. Ask yourself whether the source supports or contradicts the view that:
  • The British left as soon as the people wanted them to.
  • The British left because of the actions of important individuals.
  • The British were forced out by peaceful political protests.
  • The British were forced out by armed resistance.
  • The British wanted to leave because the area was causing them problems.
  • The British left because they felt the country was ready to rule itself

2 If you were an admirer of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

3 If you were a critic of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

 

 

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