Jack King describes horrific scenes of dead soldiers being buried on battlefileds only for the corpses to be blown up again later.
- Title Memories of World War 1
- 1st Broadcast 24/10/1984
- ContributorJim Fahy (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:16
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Looking West
- Clip title "I Would Never Like To See It Again Anyway"
- Extended description
Casualties in some actions ran into thousands, but the dead and wounded were often left lying in no man's land until a break in the fighting made it safe to clear the remains off the field. Jack King describes horrific scenes of dead soldiers being buried on battlefields only for their corpses to be blown up again later.
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 the remains of a British army soldier. The image is from World War Through the Stereoscope (Meadville, PA, 1921)
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Jack King, Wars, Conflicts
- 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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