"It Was Finished, And That Was That"

EXHIBITION : IRELAND AND THE GREAT WAR

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A veteran tries to convey how the end of the war felt almost matter of fact.

  • Title
    The Irish Brigades In The First World War
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/12/1974
  • Contributor
    Kieran Sheedy (Producer)
    Tom McGurk (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:30
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    "It Was Finished, And That Was That"
  • Extended description

    This veteran tries to describe how the end of the war felt almost matter of fact to him.

    "I don't know what the sensation was you were glad certainly but you got so used to everything. Eveything you touch as a matter of course. It never ever entered your head. It was finished and that was that."

  • 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 victory parade through College Green, Dublin marking the end of the war.
    © RTÉ Stills Library 0504/015

    The photographer was Joseph Cashman

  • Local keywords
    First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • 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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