Sackville Street, Dublin, barricaded with motor cars, May 1916.
Commercial postcard by Eason and Sons for the Daily Sketch, Ireland (1916-1922), 1916.
Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street) was where the General Post Office (GPO) building was situated. Leading members of the rebels' Provisional Government held out at the GPO during the Easter Rising (1916). Many adjacent buildings were damaged in the fighting and by shell fire from a British gun boat moored at nearby Eden Quay.
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection