It is likely that this is a reconstruction of The Battle of the Boyne which is held every year on the 13th July at Scarva, Co. Down. This annual event is traditionally known as 'The Sham Fight'
This is the last ´Twelfth´ before the onset of the First World War. Carson appears fifteen seconds into the clip in Belfast city centre, and he can be seen speaking on a union flag covered podium at 42 seconds in a rural setting (probably ´the Field´ at Belmont). Two days earlier, Carson had addressed a secret meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council and explained that the provisional government of Ulster would have to begin operating. He clearly expected civil war: ´I see no hopes of peace, I see nothing at present but darkness and shadows...we must be ready´.
|Ulster Day the Twelfth|
Orangemen assemble at 'The Field' at Ballylesson on 12th July 1921. The northern 'Troubles' are in full swing - hence the army vehicle. The parade down Donegall Place looking towards the City Hall. Sir James Craig, Prime Minister since May, is making the main speech.
|Ulster Will Not Yield|
Orangemen demonstrate their loyalty to Britain on the 12th July. Another film on the Twelfth in 1921. 'None the less Sir James Craig will attend conference' shows that Craig was highly critical of Lloyd George's negotiations with Sinn Fein - in fact, he refused to attend the peace conference which led to the signing of the Treaty.
|Boy's Auxiliary Camp, Castlerock|
Amateur footage of sporting scenes at Castlerock including a 12th July parade.
|Orangemen on Parade|
Orangemen parading on the streets of Northern Ireland.
|Violence following Orange march on the Garvaghy Road|
TV news item reporting the violence throughout Northern Ireland following an Orange march on the Catholic Garvaghy Road in Portadown on the 6th July, 1997.