"I Began To Get Sick Into Me Gas Mask"

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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Jack Campbell describes the frightening experience of being gassed at the Somme.

  • Title
    Jack Campbell Being Gassed
  • 1st Broadcast
    11/11/1988
  • Contributor
    Gay Byrne (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:29
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    The Late Late Show
  • Clip title
    "I Began To Get Sick Into Me Gas Mask"
  • Extended description

    Jack Campbell was gassed at the Somme on the same day his brother was killed. Jack tells Gay Byrne what happened him and he was transported back to a hospital in Dublin by a Red Cross convoy.

  • Information

    'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.

    Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.

    'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.

    The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.

    Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Conflicts, Wars, Jack Campbell, Gay Byrne
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Somme, France
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1988
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    95D00042
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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