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