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And the band played on : How music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War.

Author: Bob Holden
Publisher: Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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' At last we know how the Great War sounded. 'Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister's Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life. When the men of this young nation marched off to war a typical call was: 'Are you a singing man?' 'Can you spin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holden, Robert.
And the band played on : How music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War.
Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Holden
ISBN: 9781743581742 1743581742
OCLC Number: 1007560381
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; Before the Curtain Rises; Prelude; 1. The Theatre of War; 2. Wanted --
Entertainers from the Ranks; 3. The Soldiers of God; 4. The Band Is The Soul of the Battalion; 5. The Singing Soldiers; 6. No Songs on Gallipoli?; 7. And the Band Played On; 8. Making Music; 9. From the Theatre to the Theatre of War; 10. As Essential as Big Guns; 11. Anzacs in Pompoms!; 12. The Six-Bob-a-Day Tourist; 13. The Australians Love Poetry; 14. On the Playing Fields of War; 15. In the Quieter Moments of War; 16. Blighty: The Lure of Britain; Encore; Acknowledgments.

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' At last we know how the Great War sounded. 'Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister's Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life. When the men of this young nation marched off to war a typical call was: 'Are you a singing man?' 'Can you spin a funny yarn?'Impromptu entertainments, sing-a-longs, storytelling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire that accompanied these men to war. And the Band Played On pa.

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