For our War Culture regular this month we featured popular music of the First World War. Follow the links below to get a feel for the sort of songs played to troops on leave and the loved ones they left behind. From the excitement of We’re Going Over, the knees-up jollity of When the Kaiser Does the Goosestep to a Good Old American Rag, to the solemn protest of I Didn’t Raise my Boy to be a Soldier, hearing the different styles gives you an insight into how music was used to provoke, rile, and console troops and relatives during WWI.

  We’re Going Over
  I Didn’t Want My Boy To Be A Soldier
  When The Kaiser Does The Goosestep to a Good Old American Rag
  A Good Man Is Hard To Find
  American Here’s My Boy


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