Michael Collins (Irish leader)
Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.
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.
Funeral of Michael Collins
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
Michael Collins Funeral
These boys dressed in Na Fianna Éireann uniforms are carrying wreaths as part of the funeral procession of Michael Collins. Format: Glass Negative Date: 28 August 1922 NLI Ref.: INDH314 Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland