Shot At Ypres

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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Few soldiers survived the war unscathed. Jimmy O'Brien of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers describes how he was shot in battle at Ypres.

  • Title
    The Irish Brigades In The First World War
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/12/1974
  • Contributor
    Kieran Sheedy (Producer)
    Tom McGurk (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:36
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Shot At Ypres
  • Extended description

    Jimmy O'Brien describes being shot at the third battle of Ypres. Wounded in the shoulder he lay in a shell hole full of water.

    "You see you were trained if your own brother was shot down you musn't stop you must go on. There is people coming behind to look after him like stretcher bearers and Red Cross men and that. You must go on."

  • Information

    'The Irish Brigades In The First World War' was a two part documentary for radio. The programme examined the participation of the Irish Brigades in the Great War using personal accounts of the battles from surviving members.

    The documentary was produced by Kieran Sheedy and presented by Tom McGurk. The clip used here was taken from part two and broadcast on 8 December 1974.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows a British soldier being treated for his wounds.

    Courtesy of Library of Congress LC_B2_4724_13.

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Jimmy O'Brien
  • Geographical coverage
    Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1974
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA15864
  • 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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