Watch 1916: The Irish Rebellion

On Easter Monday 1916, the actions of a small group of poets, teachers, actors and workers would later inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world, from Ireland to India.

PBS
1 Season, 3 Episodes
March 21, 2016
Documentary & Biography
7.3/10
Cast: Liam Neeson
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1916: The Irish Rebellion Full Episode Guide

  • The concluding episode details the aftermath and response to the Rising in Ireland and abroad. The initial reaction of many Dubliners to the Rising gave way to a grudging respect that grew exponentially with the British response. The rebellion, while ostensibly a failure, created the conditions for a national revolution and changed the course of Irish history.

  • Episode Two: Insurrection examines the events of Easter Week 1916 on a day-to-day basis. Through the use of graphics and contributions from military historians, viewers are provided with both an insight into particular locations, such as the General Post Office, as well as a clear, overall view of the state of play in Dublin. They will also hear€via archival material that has been rarely seen or heard€from the voices of participants: rebels, British soldiers, and civilian witnesses.  Viewers will experience as far as possible what it was like to be an eyewitness to these events.

  • An introduction to the main characters and players, and will bring the audience up to the cusp of Easter week itself.

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