Dr Charles Dickson returns to the site of the Battle of the Somme and recalls the horrors he witnessed fifty years earlier.
- Title And In The Morning
- 1st Broadcast 17/11/1966
- ContributorPeter Kennerly (Director)
Chris Curran (Narrator)
John Skehan (Military Commentator)
Brian Cleeve (Script)
Ken Murphy (Camera)
- Clip Duration 00:02:35
- Material Type Video
- Clip title Recalling The Horrors of Battle
- Extended description
Fifty years after the Battle of the Somme, Dr Charles Dickson MC returned for a television documentary. This extract is a reminder of the horror of the battlefield as Charles Dickson reflects on the courage of those who had to clean up the carnage.
Broadcast on the 17 November 1966 the RTÉ Guide listing for 'And in the Morning' read,
"Fifty years ago tomorrow, the long drawn-out agony of the battle of the Somme was ending. It had been the greatest battle the world had ever seen, and among more than one million casualties, 5,000 irish men were killed. Dr. Charles Dickson, M.C., was one of those who survived. An RTÉ film crew revisited the battlefield with him this year to tell the story of the Irish at the Somme and to ask why they were there."
(RTÉ Guide November 11, 1966 Vol. 3 No. 46 p24)
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Injuries, Charles Dickson
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Somme, France
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1966
- Country of production Ireland
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Recalling The Horrors of Battle
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