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Irish Free State Goes to the Polls


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British Movietone News


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Date Released
26 Jan 1933
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Irish Free State Goes to the Polls
  2. 2Jim Londos Retains His Wrestling Title
  3. 3Captain Hope Abandons Search for Hinkler
  4. 4Forest Giants Fall to Australian Axes
  5. 5Skating Enthusiasts Seize Opportunity
  6. 6Grand Prix of Nice in Won in a Canter


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1 / 6
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Irish Free State Goes to the Polls. DESCRIPTION: Dublin voters eagerly flock to boots to deposit their ballot papers in crucial General Election. SHOTLIST: Huge banner in fore with "Vote for Fianna Fail" on same. Elevated shot of de Valera leaving house. Talking to various people, nods. Enters cars. Close shot of Mr Cosgrave looking towards camera. Elevated shot of Irish people voting. Elevated shot of people gathered round polling booths. Banners of election all over the place. Irishman speaking (not seen). Close shot of argument going on between supporters. Close shot of one of same. Fight nearly begins. One strides away leading donkey, after voting.
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