Soldiers Robbed Behind Own Lines

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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The local women were another attraction, though the unwary soldier could find himself in some trouble for straying out of bounds.

  • Title
    Memories of World War 1 Jack King
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/10/1984
  • Contributor
    Jim Fahy (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:38
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Looking West
  • Clip title
    Soldiers Robbed Behind Own Lines
  • Extended description

    Jack King recalls how himself and a friend went off with two local girls. The two soldiers were set upon by a gang and Jack had a ring his mother gave him, money and books stolen.

    To add to their ignominy Jack and his friend were then bundled into a net by mounted soldiers from their own battalion because they ahd gone out of bounds. 

  • Information

    An interview with First World War veteran Jack King for the series 'Looking West' broadcast 24 October 1984.

    '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 British soldiers after the Battle of Mons in 1914.
    Image courtesy of the Library of Congress LC_B2_3228_12

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Jack King
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1984
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB1937
  • 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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