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Rare photograph of Irish Volunteers occupying the GPO during the Easter Rising, 1916.

By rareAdmin, Monday, 6th April 2015 | 1 comments
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Rare photograph of Irish Volunteers occupying the GPO during the Easter Rising, 1916.

There were only 2 photos taken inside the GPO during the Rebellion. They were taken by a young volunteer named Joseph Cripps. He was out walking on Easter Monday, when he heard the gunfire coming from the centre of the city. He rushed home to get his first aid kit and made his way to the GPO. He had his camera with him but unfortunately he only had two exposures left on his roll of film. He was arrested by the British and questioned but they let him go, he had hidden the roll of film in his sock. Lucky for us.