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WW1 songs from other combatant nations

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Jack Campin 09 Jul 14 - 11:56 AM
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Subject: WW1 songs from other combatant nations
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Jul 14 - 11:56 AM

This site has a nice selection of British and American songs from WW1:

http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/index.htm

with a bit of German and Italian material. But there were a lot of other nations involved, and that site doesn't even have French songs
(there are a few here: http://www.fncv.com/biblio/musiques/). Has anybody tried to put a wider range of stuff together on the web?

I know a bit about the Turkish songs of the period (mostly fatalistic gloom with no trace of jingoism) and I could probably find Armenian genocide songs quite easily (even more gloom). But there must have been songs from Russia, Hungary, Poland, the Arab world, Francophone Africa,... and of course Serbian songs about how the Archduke had it coming. Where do you find all that?


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Subject: RE: WW1 songs from other combatant nations
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 14 - 10:31 PM

Serbia had by far the highest losses per capita, or maybe tied with Turkey if you include the Armenian genocide. So their songs might be pretty gloomy too. On the other hand, they did win their freedom, as Princip had hoped.


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