Digitised from original British Army records held by The National Archives in Kew, the collection sheds light on the brutality of life under martial law in Ireland. Confidential military intelligence demonstrates how events under the occupying military served to galvanise support for the rebels in a conflict which saw three civilians killed for every rebel, and more than 3000 people killed or injured in total.
Eye-witness accounts, interviews with civilians, and reports of the trials and executions of the leaders of the Rising demonstrate the brutality and chaos which followed the announcement of martial law by the Lord Lieutenant in 1916. The lives of ordinary citizens were thrown into turmoil, and 25,000 search and raid records show the efforts of the military and police to discover arms, ammunition and seditious material, as well as their search for individuals associated with Sinn Féin, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Army."
You can search the Easter Rising collection free from 17th - 27th April 2016