Easter Rising & Ireland under Martial Law, 1916-1921
This unique collection of 75,000 records includes reports and military intelligence detailing the events of Easter week 1916, and sheds light on the brutality experienced in Ireland during the War of Independence
Discover life on the street during the Irish War of Independence
The Easter Rising & Ireland under Martial Law, 1916-1921 collection offers a unique insight into some of the most significant events in Ireland’s history. Featuring extraordinarily detailed on the ground coverage, these 75,000 records reveal the War of Independence as it was experienced on the streets of Ireland’s cities.
Digitised from original British Army records held by The National Archives in Kew, the collection sheds light on the brutality of life under martial law in Ireland. Confidential military intelligence demonstrates how events under the occupying military served to galvanise support for the rebels in a conflict which saw three civilians killed for every rebel, and more than 3000 people killed or injured in total.
Eye-witness accounts, interviews with civilians, and reports of the trials and executions of the leaders of the Rising demonstrate the brutality and chaos which followed the announcement of martial law by the Lord Lieutenant in 1916. The lives of ordinary citizens were thrown into turmoil, and 25,000 search and raid records show the efforts of the military and police to discover arms, ammunition and seditious material, as well as their search for individuals associated with Sinn Féin, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Army.
The Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 collection contains over 75,000 records, ranging from riot reports to first-hand accounts. Make sure to get the most out of your search with our quick guide...
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