Irish troops fighting at Mons in August 1914 soon found themselves making a desperate retreat. Cavalry trooper E.H. de Stacpoole describes losing his own horse and finding a replacement.
- Title The Irish Brigades In The First World War
- 1st Broadcast 10/11/1974
- ContributorKieran Sheedy (Producer)
Tom McGurk (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:20
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Retreating And Finding A New Horse
- Extended description
E.H. de Stacpoole describes the fighting that took place as they retreated from Mons. During a battle he was thrown from his horse which was killed. Without a horse he was marching with a battalion that had only eighty men left. They came across a cavalry horse that looked fit and well except for the blood of the previous rider.
'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 British cavalry officers passing through destroyed village.
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress LC_B2_4239_5
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, E.H. de Stacpoole
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Mons, Belgium
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1974
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA15863
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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