Jack Campbell's outstanding memory of the war is the loyalty of his comrades to the cause and the oath.
- Title Jack Campbell War Is War
- 1st Broadcast 11/11/1988
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:37
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title "War Is War...You Kill Or Be Killed"
- Extended description
Gay Byrne asks Jack Campbell what is his attitude to the war now? For Jack loyalty to his oath, comrades and the cause were the most important things. When asked about the Germans he killed Jack replies,
"It was kill or be killed. You killed them or they killed you, one or the other. What the hell? It was just a game. War is war Gay. You kill or be killed."
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on
so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Gay Byrne, Jack Campbell
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1988
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 95D00042
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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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