Funeral Victims of Gun Running – Dublin
This newsreel shows the funeral of victims of gun running, following the Bachelor’s Walk massacre on July 26th 1914. A large crowd of Irish Citizen Army members are seen in procession led by a hearse.
At this time Irish Volunteers (who later became the Irish Republican Army) were actively bringing guns from Germany to Ireland in small boats.
The Bachelor’s Walk massacre happened when a column of British Army troops were accosted by a crowd on Bachelor’s Walk. The troops attacked ‘hostile but unarmed’ protesters with rifle fire and bayonets – resulting in the death of four civilians and more than thirty injured.