Mules For Wine

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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During wartime, extreme measures were sometimes undertaken by light fingered troops who wanted to sample the local wines, as Major Walter Joyce of the Irish Guards tells Jim Fahy.

  • Title
    Major Walter Joyce
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/01/1982
  • Contributor
    Jim Fahy (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:09
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Looking West
  • Clip title
    Mules For Wine
  • Extended description

    Major Walter Joyce tells Jim Fahy about comrades who stole mules from the supply line and then sold them to a local farmer so they could buy wine. When suspicion came upon the men they stole the mules back from the farmer and returned them to the supply line.

    Major Joyce explains that one of these same men showed incredible bravery at the battle of Suvla Bay in Turkey.

  • Information

    An interview with First World War veteran Walter Joyce for the series 'Looking West' broadcast 15 January 1982.

    'Looking West' was a series presented by Jim Fahy looking at people, places and events in the west of Ireland.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows soldiers buying goods from local people at Etaples in northern France.
    Courtesy Library of Congress LC_B2_3385_4

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Walter Joyce, Irish Guards, British Army
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1982
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB14777
  • 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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