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A Collaboration of Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library


The popular and folk songs of the First World War were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, fear and hope. A surprising number were humorous. Music tied the men on the battlefield to their families at home. It united people in their beliefs, and inspired those who left home and family to fight. To listen to the songs of the First World War is to hear the cultural history of the period brought vividly to life. “To End All Wars: Songs of the First World War” is a presentation of period songs, some well-known, others more obscure, along with a discussion of the issues, events and personalities of the War.

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