Pathé newsreel shows Michael Collins sign "his own death warrant" on this day in 1921
No wonder the ladies loved Michael Collins! This silent British Pathé newsreel film was taken after the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on December 6, 1921. Rare video of Michael Collins, from Britain's Pathe newsreel, taken on the day he “signed his own death warrant” at a time when the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 was at the most critical moment.
National Army soldiers drive a car laden with wreaths through the streets of Dublin towards Glasnevin Cemetery for the burial of Michael Collins. cattlewagons Tells us that the vehicle is a Crossley, military tender with the twin rear tyres. Collins was riding in a very rare Leyland 8 car when he was assassinated. Photographer: Probably W.D. Hogan Date: Monday, 28 August 1922 NLI Ref.: HOGW 29
In high school I did a report on Michael Collins. It was one of the first papers I actually had a deep interest in researching and writing. Michael Collins was a hero, a brilliant example and a revolutionary leader to all the Irish.
Directed by Neil Jordan. With Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart. Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.