Object details

Category
Sound
Related period
First World War (production), First World War (content), First World War (association)
Creator
BBC Radio Scotland (Production company)
Fraser, Kit (recorder)
Cunningham, George (interviewee/speaker)
Production date
1982
Dimensions

whole: Duration 30, Number Of Items 1

Catalogue number
6404

Related content

Western Front
What Was The Battle Of Verdun?
The Battle of Verdun (21 February-15 December 1916) became the longest battle in modern history. It was originally planned by the German Chief of General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front. 
A side on view of a line of soldiers being led along a duckboard by a medical orderly. Their eyes are bandaged as a result of exposure to gas and each man holds on to the shoulder of the man in front. One of the line has his leg raised in an exaggerated posture as though walking up a step, and another veers out of the line with his back to the viewer. There is another line of temporarily blinded soldiers in the background, one soldier leaning over vomiting onto the ground.
Western Front
How Gas Became A Terror Weapon In The First World War
The trench warfare of the Western Front encouraged the development of new weaponry to break the stalemate. Poison gas was one such development. The first significant gas attack occurred at Ypres in April 1915, when the Germans released clouds of poisonous chlorine.
a landscape in the snow. On the left, a red earth trench lined with duckboards stretches away from the viewer. A group of soldiers clamber from the trench, going 'over the top'. Two lie dead in the trench and another has fallen lying face down in the snow. Those who have survived plod forward towards the right without looking back. They walk beneath a grey, stormy sky, with clouds from shell and gunfire in the distance.
'Over The Top'. 1st Artists' Rifles at Marcoing, 30th December 1917, by John Nash.
First World War
The Powerful Western Front Paintings Of The Nash Brothers
Brothers Paul and John Nash were both commissioned as official war artists during the First World War - Paul from 1917 and John from 1918. Prior to becoming official war artists, both of the brothers had seen active service on the Western Front.