The second of four volumes in our acclaimed archive series, this double CD album and download set runs for 150 minutes and features rare period sound recordings from the First World War. The recordings are chiefly British, and include patriotic songs, marches and ballads, as well as descriptive and comic sketches. The recording dates are as given below. All selections have been sympathetically remastered using CEDAR technology; the booklet features detailed historical and recording notes by historian James Hayward. This series is an absolute must for military and social historians as well as collectors of vintage song, music hall and comedy recordings.
1. THE BOYS OF THE OLD BRIGADE uncredited (1914)
2. ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? Arthur Boyton (1914)
3. MADEMOISELLE FROM ARMENTIERES Jack Charman (1915)
4. TAKE ME BACK TO DEAR OLD BLIGHTY Florrie Forde (1917)
5. HOLD YOUR HAND OUT, YOU NAUGHTY BOY Kate Moore (1913)
6. SOLDIERS OF THE KING W. Thorpe (1914)
7. THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES Robert Carr (1915)
8. BRAVO! TERRITORIALS Harrison Latimer (1915)
9. OUR WHISTLING TOMMIES Royal Court Orchestra (1915)
10. TOMMY IN THE TRENCHES descriptive sketch record (1915)
11. THERE'S A LONG, LONG TRAIL John McCormack (1917)
12. LITTLE GREY HOME IN THE WEST Peter Dawson (1912)
13. WHEN YOU'RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME Kirby & Cove (1916)
14. THE ROSE OF NO-MAN'S LAND William Thomas (1916)
15. JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE, MOTHER The Orpheus Quartet (1910)
16. THE BIG PUSH descriptive sketch record (1917)
17. BRITISH TROOPS IN ACTION (Pt 1) descriptive sketch record (1915)
18. BRITISH TROOPS IN ACTION (Pt 2) descriptive sketch record (1915)
19. WE DIDN'T WANT TO FIGHT, BUT BY JINGO NOW WE DO S. Kirkby (1914)
20. THE TANKS THAT BROKE THE RANKS Fanning & Fortune (1916)
21. WHEN WE'VE WOUND UP THE WATCH IN THE RHINE Stanley Kirkby (1915)
22. COLONEL BOGEY MARCH 1st Life Guards Band (1910)
23. SIX REGIMENTAL MARCHES Band of HM Guards (1914)
24. ABIDE WITH ME Wilfred Shepherd (1913)
1. SINCE FATHER JOINED THE TERRITORIALS Billy Williams (1909)
2. WE MUST ALL FALL IN Robert Carr (1915)
3. GOODBYE DOLLY GRAY Harry McDonough (1901)
4. THE HOMES THEY LEAVE BEHIND Maggie Teyte (1914)
5. BELGIUM PUT THE KHIBOSH ON THE KAISER Mark Sheridan (1915)
6. THREE CHEERS FOR LITTLE BELGIUM Violet Lorraine (1914)
7. SPECIAL CONSTABLE SMITH (Pts 1 & 2) comic sketch (1915)
8. SISTER SUSIE'S SEWING SHIRTS FOR SOLDIERS Jack Charman (1914)
9. I SAW SIX SHORT SOLDIERS Jay Laurier (1916)
10. MARY TOLD THE STORY TO THE SOLDIER Ella Retford (1912)
11. THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE IN KHAKI Ella Retford (1918)
12. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, MOTHER DEAR Stanley Kirkby (1915)
13. LADDIE IN KHAKI Robert Carr (1915)
14. TILL THE BOYS COME HOME Stanley Kirkby (1915)
15. A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR Alfred Lester (1915)
16. WAR IN THE AIR Cossack Band (1915)
17. AN AIR RAID descriptive sketch record (1917)
18. THE KAISER IN A ZEPPELIN comic sketch (1915)
19. WHEN TOMMY COMES MARCHING HOME Harry Marlow (1914)
20. MARCHING BACK TO BLIGHTY Harry Cove (1916)
21. BLIGHTY LEAVE descriptive sketch record (1917)
22. OUR HEROIC FAMILY Jay Laurier (1921)
23. STONY BROKE IN NO-MAN'S LAND Frank Miller (1921)
24. RULE BRITANNIA Regimental Band (1912)
25. GOD SAVE THE KING Regimental Band (1912)
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