The British invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey proved to be disastrous. The Lansdowne Pals found themselves in the thick of it. Edgar Poulter describes conditions at Chocolate Hill.
- Title The Irish Brigades In The First World War
- 1st Broadcast 10/11/1974
- ContributorKieran Sheedy (Producer)
Tom McGurk (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:44
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "We Saw The First Wounded We Had Ever Seen"
- Extended description
Edgar Poulter was with the Lansdowne Pals advancing on Chocolate Hill at Gallipoli here he heard and saw the effects of battle. He remembers, "First time we all began to feel a little bit funny in the pit of the stomach we saw the first wounded we had ever seen coming back".
Edgar Poulter recalls the commanding officer Colonel Geoffrey Downing, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers walking along unconcerned as the men lay for cover.
'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 wounded British soldiers in a communications trench.
Courtesy Library of Congress LC_B2_4724_11
- Local keywords World War 1, First World War, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Edgar Poulter, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, British Army
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Gallipoli, Turkey
- 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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