Ulster Veterans Return To The Somme

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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Veterans of the Ulster Division prepare to leave Belfast to attend a commemoration at Thiepval.

  • Title
    Ulster Veterans Leave For Commemoration
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/07/1976
  • Contributor
    Dermot Mullane (Reporter)
    Jim Dougall (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:15
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Ulster Veterans Return To The Somme
  • Extended description

    Dermot Mullane reports on the departure of sixty seven veterans of the Ulster Division to a commemoration of the Battle of the Somme sixty years after it began.

    John Saunders tells reporter Jim Dougall that he went to war when he was seventeen and he remembers so many of his friends and neighbours from the Belfast Brigade who were injured or killed.

    Another veteran Mr Wilson was in the cavalry and recalls men falling asleep on their horses.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on veterans of the Ulster Division leaving to attend a commemoration at Thiepval.

    Broadcast 1 July 1976.

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N183/0076F
  • 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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