A veteran describes a night raid across the River Struma, which formed the Macedonian front line between Greece and Bulgaria.
- Title The Irish Brigades In The First World War
- 1st Broadcast 08/12/1974
- ContributorKieran Sheedy (Producer)
Tom McGurk (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:44
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "We Weren't Eight Or Nine Feet From Them"
- Extended description
A veteran describes crossing the Struma river on a winter night to raid a village. In the dark they stumbled upon the enemy who were only a matter of feet away. While charging in the dark this veteran recalls falling over the enemy a number of times.
The action described here probably took place in October 1916.
'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 two and broadcast on 8 December 1974.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows the Salonika Front the image is from World War Through the Stereoscope (Meadville, PA 1921)
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Greece, Bulgaria
- 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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