The Great War Album evokes the atmosphere of World War 1 through contemporary recordings. Starting with a recruiting speech and songs encouraging volunteers to join up, we move to the realisation that the Great War will not be over quickly. Jack Judge introduces us to his famous composition It’s a Long Way to Tipperary whilst Charles Penrose considers The Bloke what's left behind.
Songs about Zeppelin Attacks, shortage of coal and profiteers are all included. The Great War Album concludes with a talk from Sergeant Dwyer who won the VC when he was just 19 years old, and an appeal from Harry Lauder who lost his own son during the First World War.
29 Tracks recorded during the Great War period between 1914 to 1919