AMAZING archive footage of the Easter Rising has been released online by British Pathé.
The material includes footage from the Rising and the immediate aftermath and is part of an archive, consisting of 3,500 hours of coverage on 85,000 films, which British Pathé have made available on YouTube.
The newsreels stretch from 1896 to 1976 and include a host of additional Irish filmed news events.
In the Easter Rising footage, the General Post Office and Liberty Hall are shown heavily damaged while British soldiers are seen receiving tea and food from women.
There is much coverage of the tumult that followed the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on December 7th, 1921.
The archives can be located at youtube.com/user/britishpathe
The material released onto YouTube includes exclusive footage of the Titanic, the destruction of the Hindenburg and the Wright brothers' flight.