Songs That Won The War - WWII
Not yet reviewed.
A mere fifteen years after the end of WWI, the World witnessed the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, when he became Chancellor of Germany in 1933. The Second World War is widely accepted to have begun in 1939, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared that Britain was at war with Germany. Within hours, Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies made the announcement that this country was also at war.
As before, music played a great part in the upkeep of morale, for both the public at home and the brave soldiers, sailors and airmen involved in the conflict.
In this collection of contemporaneous recordings, you can hear the songs that lifted the spirits of the public and the armed forces alike.
From the comic (Der Führer's Face, Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major) to the sentimental (We'll Meet Again, White Cliffs Of Dover), from the optimistic ([We're Gonna Hang Out] The Washing On The Siegfried Line, When The Lights Go On Again [All Over The World]) to the songs of army life (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, This Is The Army, Mister Jones) we have collected the songs that we think encapsulates the feeling of the times and helped Australian, New Zealand, American and British troops through what is considered "our darkest hour".
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||Fanfare / Sony|
|Music Genre||Easy Listening|
|Music Genre Primary||Easy Listening|
- 1. Announcement Of The Outbreak Of War - Prime Minister Robert Menzies
- 2. We'll Meet Again- Vera Lynn
- 3. Bless 'em All- George Formby
- 4. Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) - Gracie Fields
- 5. (We're Gonna Hang Out) The Washing On The Siegfried Line - Flanagan & Allen
- 6. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
- 7. G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
- 8. Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer - The Four Vagabonds
- 9. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen - Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye (vocal Don Cornell)
- 10. I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra
- 11. Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major - Billy Cotton & His Band (vocal Alan Breeze)
- 12. Lili Marlene - Anne Shelton
- 13. This Is The Army, Mr Jones - Irving Berlin
- 14. Der Führer's Face - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
- 15. When The Lights Go On Again All Over The World - Vaughn Monroe
- 16. The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn
- 17. Obey Your Air Raid Warden - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
- 18. He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings - Dinah Shore
- 19. American Patrol - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- 20. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson
- 21. When They Sound The Last 'All Clear' - Vera Lynn
- 22. Victory In Europe Announcement - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill