The early battles in France were fought in open country. Jack Campbell describes the retreat from Mons.
- Title The Old Contemptible
- 1st Broadcast 04/09/1993
- ContributorMyles Dungan (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:13
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Another Terrible Beauty
- Clip title That Retreat From Mons Was One Test Of Endurance
- Extended description
Jack Campbell describes the fighting which took place in open country during the early days fo the war.
Retreating from Mons became a test of endurance as the men were given ten minutes rest every hour. What rest was given during the night depeneded on how near the advancing German army was. After a few days marching the men began to have hallucinations because of the lack of rest.
In the series 'Another Terrible Beauty' seventy five years after the Armistice Myles Dungan looked at the Irish role in the First World War.
The extract here is from the first episode in the series 'The Old Contemptible' and was broadcast 4 September 1993.
The image accompanying this clip shows Jack Campbell appearing on 'The Late Late Show' on 11 November 1988.
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Jack Campbell,
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Mons, Belgium, France
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1993
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA5423
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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