WATCH: The Irish War of Independence now has a fully colourised documentary
A treat for any fans of Irish history.
Various 1916 centenary celebrations made us feel incredibly patriotic over the last few months- this montage, local parade and rousing version of Amhrán na bhFiann being just a few of them- but a new documentary, Revolution in Colour, offers a new perspective on the Revolutionary War and the subsequent Civil War that tore the country apart.
Narrated by Allen Leech, this documentary tells the story of the Irish Easter Rising, why it happened and it's aftermath. What makes this documentary unique is that it contains newly-colourised original footage that shows the Irish revolution as people at the time saw it – in colour.
Seminal events like the Treaty negotiations and the shelling of the Four Courts are all shown while footage of prominent figures like Michael Collins and Pádraig Pearse also features.
Here's a snippet of what's in store and you can watch the whole thing here.
Clip via - British Pathé