Trucks passing by a barricade on a bridge over a river


Photograph of two trucks passing by a barricade on a bridge over a river; both trucks are carrying Irish Free State Army soldiers although the lead truck contains at least one civilian and household furniture; a group of soldiers and civilians standing beside the bridge are watching the progress of the first truck which is being driven cautiously; a pony and trap is waiting behind the blockade, presumably to follow the trucks.

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Irish Free State Army soldiers at the rear of an army mobile canteen


Photograph of a group of Irish Free State Army soldiers at the rear of an army mobile canteen; one is holding a mug, possibly of milk, two others are standing in the canteen guarding it with rifles; the remaining soldiers are standing at ease. Two substantial buildings are visible to the left and in the distance.

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A truck containing Irish Free State soldiers and a mattress, driven by a man in civilian dress


Photograph of a truck containing Irish Free State soldiers and a mattress, driven by a man in civilian dress, which may have just completed the crossing of the bridge; a group of small boys is seated and standing on the wall of a river; many are waving their hats in jubilation; one little boy is barefoot, another is wearing a school uniform and is holding his school bag; other soldiers and an army vehicle are visible in the distance on the bridge.

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A burned out and possibly looted shop


Photograph of a burned out and possibly looted shop; a member of the Special Constabulary is standing guard outside it and a Union Jack is fluttering overhead; two other policemen are standing to the left of the shop.

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Four men laid out on a series of tables


Photograph of four men laid out on a series of tables (in a makeshift mortuary?); some of them might be soldiers although one man is clearly quite elderly; one sustained a head wound; their hands are folded on their chests.

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A man lying with closed eyes in a bed


Photograph of a man (possibly dead or wounded) lying with closed eyes in a bed. His nose is bandaged.

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Interior of a house showing damage to the walls, furnishings, and a statue


Photograph of the interior of a house showing damage to the walls, furnishings and to a statue.

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A statue of the Virgin Mary on a terraced house in Belfast


Photograph of a terraced house in Belfast; a statue of the Virgin Mary is standing on a wooden chair on the street; the caption reads “this statue was used as a target by Specials” although it does not appear to be noticeably damaged.

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A large group of people, mainly children, standing in a street of terraced houses


Photograph of a large group of people, mainly children, standing in a street of terraced houses (possibly in the Marrowbone area of North Belfast); members of the Special Constabulary are standing nearby resting on their rifles.

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A street of terraced houses


Photograph of a street of terraced houses (possibly in the Marrowbone area of North Belfast); part of a small group of people are standing at the side as if observing some activity further up the street.

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Interior of a house showing extensive damage


Photograph of the interior of a house showing extensive damage to its internal walls and with part of its furnishings, including a bed, lying on the ground.

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A soldier on duty outside a ruined building


The photograph possibly has been taken near the Munster and Leinster Bank on Sackville Street (current address: 10-11 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1); the gables of other badly damaged buildings are visible in the background.

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The General Post Office showing extensive damage: façade view


The photograph has been taken from Nelson's Pillar. Showing the façade of the GPO, with its gutted interior, silhouetted against a dark sky. Members of the public are walking by the GPO in the murky gloom, and a soldier or policeman appears to be on duty.

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A terraced house


Photograph of a terraced house (possibly in the Marrowbone area of North Belfast); the door appears to have been kicked in; a small child is standing in the foreground.

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Interior of a house showing extensive damage


Photograph of the interior of a house showing extensive damage to its walls and bits of furnishings, including an iron bedstead, lying in a jumbled mass.

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Interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire


Photograph of the interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire; it seems to have consisted of four floors over a basement.

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A completely burned house at the corner of Saunderson Street


Photograph of a completely burned house at the corner of Saunderson Street.

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A burned out and possibly looted shop


Photograph of a burned out and possibly looted shop; a member of the Special Constabulary is standing guard outside it and a Union Jack is fluttering overhead.

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An early Linotype which has suffered extensive damage


Photograph of an early Linotype which has suffered extensive damage; bits of the press are scattered on the floor (possibly the offices of the Cork Examiner newspaper offices which were destroyed by the IRA on August 1922).

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Liberty Hall showing extensive structural and artillery damage on one side


The two photographs have some differences in detail. Bricks have spilled out onto the street and workmen are in the process of loading them onto carts.

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Demolition work on a building in Middle Abbey Street


A man is silhouetted against the sky at the top of a ladder high on the building.

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Interior of a completely gutted building


The building possibly is on Sackville Street. A telegraph pole appears to be suspended in mid-air, debris is lying at the front of the building, and the cobbled street is full of puddles.

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Group of men outside a row of badly damaged and demolished buildings


Possibly on Sackville Street. Some of the men are working but others are scrutinising the damage; the remains of what appears to be a burned out tram are in the foreground.

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Soldiers outside a restaurant in ruins


The three photographs have some differences in detail. The restaurant interior has been destroyed although its façade, including decorative ironwork, appears to be largely intact; the soldiers are helping to salvage furniture. Further down the street there is even greater devastation of buildings with debris and wrecked vehicles lying around.

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