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lamarca Songs about the Great War (WWI) (91* d) RE: Songs about the Great War 05 May 05

There's a most excellent and grim song about young deserters "For the Sake of Example" written by the House Band - discussed here on the Mudcat:

There is an organizations trying to secure posthumous pardons for all the young men shot "For the Sake of Example" during WWI - you can read some interesting articles about the history of this abominable policy here:

Coope, Boyes and Simpson have written many songs about WWI for their performances at the Peace Concerts - check out the No Masters web site for a list of albums:

and their website for a discussion of their work:

I particularly like Lester Simpson's "Standing in Line", too...

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