General Michael Collins
This brief newsreel focuses on Michael Collins at the funeral of President Arthur Griffith in August 1922. Standing in full uniform, this is the last moving picture ever taken of General Collins. He was assassinated 10 days after this footage was taken.
Both Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith were considered two ‘Giants’ of Irish history for their work in Irish politics and during the Peace Treaty negotiations. Arthur Griffith famously stated: ‘If my name is to go down in history I want it to be associated with Michael Collins’.