"I Twice Woke Up Under Water"

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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Colonel E.H. de Stacpoole talks about how hard it was to keep the water out of the trenches in Flanders, which were prone to flooding.

  • Title
    The Irish Brigades In The First World War
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/11/1974
  • Contributor
    Kieran Sheedy (Producer)
    Tom McGurk (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:01
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    "I Twice Woke Up Under Water"
  • Extended description

    Colonel E.H. de Stacpoole describes how the trenches were often flooded. He recalls waking up on two occasions finding himself under water. The soldiers feet were often swollen from being constantly in water. 

  • Information

    '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 no man's land and is taken from 'World War Through the Stereoscope' (Meadville, PA, 1921)

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, E.H. de Stacpoole
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1974
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA15863
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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