#OTD in 1922 – Fall of Limerick | Free State forces capture the Ordnance Barracks and Castle Barracks in Limerick.

The Republicans burn the remaining two barracks they are holding and retreat southwards. Fighting in Limerick has cost the lives of six Free State soldiers and 12 civilians, with a further 87 wounded. The press reports about thirty Anti-Treaty IRA men killed but a recent study puts their fatalities at just five.

This brief newsreel was originally released on 29 July 29 1922 and depicts Civil War scenes in Limerick city.

The Strand Barracks are shelled and burned out and a roofless Barracks Chapel is seen smouldering. These are the first pictures which show the organisation and established military system then under the command of General Michael Collins.

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