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
- ContributorJim 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 had gone out of bounds.
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
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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