Emmet Dalton talks about his experiences at the Battle of the Somme.
- Title Emmet Dalton Recalls The Somme
- 1st Broadcast 01/03/1976
- ContributorCathal O'Shannon (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:13
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Way We Were
- Clip title "It Would Be Very Hard To Describe The Somme"
- Extended description
Emmet Dalton, who won a military cross at the Battle of the Somme, tells Cathal O'Shannon about his experience, the use of creeping barrages to advance and the loss of over eight hundred men in a twenty four hour period.
"It would be very hard to describe the Somme I don't know that there has ever been a battle like it. I mean you had two armies in static positions. The movement of either of them would be about two hundred yards, the difference between the two basic front lines."
'The Way We Were' was an eight part series looking at the events which shaped the 20th century history of Ireland. The programmes included interviews with individuals who were associated with the events discussed. The series was produced by Niall McCarthy and presented by Cathal O'Shannon.
The extract shown here is taken from episode two in the series other guests in this programme were, Monk Gibbon and Roddy Connolly.
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, War, Conflicts, Somme, Emmet Dalton, Cathal O'Shannon
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1976
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 96D01245
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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