Get Collins

1 x 52'

Get Collins, uncovers a murky struggle of deception, betrayal and assassination that played a crucial role in winning Irish independence.

The popular image of the Tan War is of Flying Columns battling it out with British troops in the hills of Southern Ireland. In truth, however, the decisive battles of that time were fought in the streets of Dublin. It was a personal affair, as each side raced to identify their opponents - and kill them.
Now, recently uncovered testimonies from those at the centre of the intelligence war shine light on a world in which no-one could be trusted and nothing was what it seemed. Extensively dramatised, Get Collins reveals this network of 'backchannels' - how, at the height of the war, secret contacts were made between British officials and senior Republicans including Michael Collins.

A Mint Production for RTÉ