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
- ContributorKieran 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.
'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
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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