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And yet this Irish WW1 vet describes it matter-of-factly, and with a certain degree of humor.


SFA, or anyone else, can you understand what he says at 2:25?  "OK, I am an old  —???— , the only one in Ireland."

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My old Uncle Antone told us some stories of when he was "over there" and they weren't pleasant! Couldn't imagine fighting like that. At least we were always mobile!


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OMG, at 2:04, is that film for real, or is it a movie?

The soldier that's down is probably a 2nd lieutenant, still waving his men forward. :'(

Sherman was right about war being all hell, whatever the circumstances, but WW1 was probably the most hellish, though they did have trench warfare during the last few months of the Civil War, and amputation of shattered limbs without anesthesia was common in that war.

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That's real film!!!

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The photographer was risking his life along with the soldiers. 

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