This England’s Illustrated History of the First World War carefully and sensitively compiled by the editorial staff of This England, The Illustrated History of the First World War is a collection of fascinating facts, evocative photographs, wide-ranging articles on all sorts of subjects and poignant pieces of poetry written by soldiers at the front.
Part diary, part history, part voice from the past, it is also a stirring and worthy tribute to all those who, 100 years ago, fought and died for our freedom. Famous Songs of the First World War CDThe Great War was a prolific time for new songs. Most were patriotic in a way it is difficult to imagine now, but love, in all its facets, never changes.
With the benefit of hindsight we can share what our forebears heard and, with the benefit of modern recording techniques, we can also enjoy better sound quality than was available to them. Among the splendid singers are Peter Dawson, John McCormack, Billy Murray, Violet Loraine, George Robey and Harry Lauder — the last two receiving knighthoods for their wartime charity work.