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The Resource And the band played on, Robert Holden

And the band played on, Robert Holden

Label
And the band played on
Title
And the band played on
Statement of responsibility
Robert Holden
Title variation
And the band played on
Title variation remainder
how music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A beautiful and interesting investigation on how the ANZACs survived the horrors of WWI drawing on music and song, perfect for history and military history fans alike. Cast aside all thoughts of computer-age technology and its resources for entertainment and try to imagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century. At that time the country was still enjoying its infancy as the world's youngest nation. This was a society in which families provided much of their own amusement: anyone who could play an instrument, or who had a passable voice, or could recite, was valued, as well as expected to entertain. In those days, having a piano in the parlour became the mark of a cultured household. Playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry learned in school elocution classes were a staple of family as well as of community life. And so, when the men of this young Australia marched off to war a typical call was, "Are you a singing man?". "Can you elocute? Can you spin a funny yarn? Can you play a mouth organ, concertina...or any other instrument?" Those who answered this second call to arms became the morale boosters of the First World War. Impromptu entertainments, sing-alongs, yarns and story-telling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire which accompanied these men to war. And the Band Played On seeks to re-create and pay homage to that camaraderie and to that innocent enjoyment and spontaneous entertainment which lifted the spirits of the ANZACs whether they were under the shadow of the pyramids, in the trenches of the Western Front, on board battleships, recuperating in hospitals or even in POW camps
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Holden, Robert
Dewey number
940.394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Music and war
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Music
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
And the band played on, Robert Holden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"SBS" -- on cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052446280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781742705620
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
And the band played on, Robert Holden
Publication
Note
"SBS" -- on cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052446280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781742705620
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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