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National Myth and the First World War in Modern Music

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By Peter Grant ¬† Hardback 303 pages 22 b/w illustrations (several in colour) Palgrave Macmillan (2017) Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music ¬† Peter Grant is Senior Lecturer at City University London. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His previous books include¬†Philanthropy and Voluntary Action in th…


'British Military Music During the Great War' by Dr Emma Hanna

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Caption: The band of the First Bradford Pals (16 West Yorks) The role of military music is often overlooked. It has a crucial role to play, not least in keeping spirits up, and the unit in step, on long marches. In addition to maintaining morale, the musicians themselves often doubled as stretcher-bearers during battle. It played an important role…