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Old 17-11-14, 10:23 PM
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I have just watch a program on BBC N.Ireland called 'The man who shot the Great War.'It was about a soldier of the 14th Royal Irish Rifles who took a camera to war with him.
I know that the program is available on BBC NI iplayer, I don't know if it is available from other regions. If it is it, is worth watching.
The program was transmitted tonight, 17th November at 2100 - 2200.
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Old 18-11-14, 01:54 AM
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It is available in my part of England via BBC iplayer.

Thanks for that, it looks interesting.
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hi eddie,

just watched this on the iplayer,a great progamme.

to find out that this quiet unasuming man was proably a scout/sniper in ww1 was very revealing.

im glad these very rare photos and daires are now with the ulster museum where they will be safe;

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Old 18-11-14, 04:14 PM
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hi eddie,

just watched this on the iplayer,a great program.

to find out that this quiet unassuming man was proably a scout/sniper in ww1 was very revealing.

im glad these very rare photos and daires are now with the ulster museum where they will be safe;

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Philip,
The missing diary would have been a rare and emotional read. A very interesting program with truly remarkable photos.
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Old 18-11-14, 07:28 PM
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eddie,

as you know the third diary would have covered the somme period for the ycv and as you say would have been a emotive read but at least the rest are in safe hands.

to see the ycv snipers or any snipers of ww1 is very rare as the sniper author said.

also the look on the belgian ww1 historian face when he saw the photo of the barracks was one to behold. as it confirmed what they had only heard but could never confirm

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Philip,

Do I detect that you have watched it again.

The missing diary covered the beginning of the battle of the Somme. It would have covered the build up, the shock and horror of the first of July and the reality settling in after it.

The then and now photos were interesting. I intend to watch it again later.

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eddie,

sorry to say iv only seen the prog once,but certain things tend to stck in the mind

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