LOT:249 | A photograph of Michael Collins in uniform at Newcastle West, Co. Limerick on the 8th August 1922, 14.5 x 9.5cm
Michael Collins in uniform at Newcastle West, Co. Limerick on the 8th August 1922
Pathé newsreel shows Michael Collins sign "his own death warrant" on this day in 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.
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Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, Director of Intelligence, and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement for the IRA, President of the IRB from November 1920 until his death, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Collins was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922 during the Irish Civil War.