Edgar Poulter recalls heading to Landsdowne Road, Dublin, with friends to join what would become known as a pals battalion and paying half a crown for the privilege.
- Title The Irish Brigades In The First World War
- 1st Broadcast 10/10/1974
- ContributorKieran Sheedy (Producer)
Tom McGurk (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:14
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Pals Battalions
- Extended description
Edgar Poulter describes how he and his friends went to Landsdowne Road to join the British Army. Colonel Downing who was to be their commanding officer asked each of them were they willing to join up. Once Edgar and his friends replied yes they were sent to Brunswick Street where they were weighed, measured and given a weekend's pay and told to report to the Curragh.
'The Irish Brigades In The First World War' was a two part documentary for radio. The programme examined the participation of the Irish Brigades in the Great War using personal accounts of the battles from surviving members.
The documentary was produced by Kieran Sheedy and presented by Tom McGurk. The clip used here was taken from part one and broadcast on 10 November 1974.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows officers of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, British Army
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Dublin
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1974
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA15864
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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