Recalling The Horrors of Battle

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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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
  • Contributor
    Peter Kennerly (Director)
    Chris Curran (Narrator)
    John Skehan (Military Commentator)
    Brian Cleeve (Script)
    Ken Murphy (Camera)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:36
  • 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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1966
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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