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Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War

Hanna, Emma (2020) Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War. Other. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 10.1017/9781108609449. (doi:10.1017/9781108609449) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:92218)

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Abstract

Comparatively little is known about the musical cultures of the British armed forces during the Great War. This groundbreaking study is the first to examine music's vital presence in a range of military contexts including military camps, ships, aerodromes and battlefields, canteen huts, hospitals and PoW camps. Emma Hanna argues that music was omnipresent in servicemen's wartime existence and was a vital element for the maintenance of morale. She shows how music was utilised to stimulate recruitment and fundraising, for diplomatic and propaganda purposes, and for religious, educational and therapeutic reasons. Music was not in any way ephemeral, it was unmatched in its power to cajole, console, cheer and inspire during the conflict and its aftermath. This study is a major contribution to our understanding of the wartime realities of the British armed forces during the Great War.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Other)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/9781108609449
Uncontrolled keywords: First World War, Great Britain, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, YMCA, Salvation Army, British Red Cross
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Emma Hanna
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 13:19 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 17:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/92218 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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