"I Would Never Like To See It Again Anyway"

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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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
  • Contributor
    Jim 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.

  • Information

    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
  • 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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