- 1916 Ireland
Details: Kenneth Griffith's moving film on the life and death of Michael Collins was originally considered too controversial for TV audiences. Effectively banned for two decades, it paints a vivid portrait of a man who gave everything for the sake of liberty and unity. Featuring archive footage of Collins and his contemporaries, this is the story of a man whose actions still reverberate a century later. Following the war of Independence and the Civil War, the Cosgrove government attempted to establish order but was defeated Fianna Fail. This gripping documentary follows Eamon de Valera's rise to power, his leadership and his constitution. See how his 16-year run in power is eventually ended by John A Costello - only for the "The Long Fellow" to return to office twice more. The moving story of Michael Collins and the enduring legacy of Eamon de Valera on DVD. Plus a picture-packed magazine profiles these contradictory leaders who shaped Ireland's destiny.
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