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"...and they sent me away to the war."

With thanks to stsisyphus :

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nineweaving
Nov. 12th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Some extraordinary images there, from both sides. Thank you.

Nine
Carinthia
Nov. 12th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Very moving. Thanks for posting. I read All Quiet on the Western Front when I was 19, and it changed everything I thought I knew about the world.
sillylilly_bird
Nov. 12th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this. There is an amazing documentary about Gallipoli and it is heartbreaking on all sides.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Gallipoli/70086000?strackid=253b1592cd0c1fe4_1_srl&strkid=1555389621_1_0&trkid=438381#height2088
egologic
Nov. 12th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I like the Pogues version (and I think I've downloaded it recently) very much but must say I prefer this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeXrwBjiDVU

I first heard it when I bought the album it's on back in (could it be?) the 70s when I was listening to a fair bit of Steeleye Span and people like them (including June Tabor who I discovered through my interest in Steeleye).

Here is what I suppose would be the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG48Ftsr3OI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_Waltzing_Matilda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Tabor

And I do enjoy hearing the numerous versions of "Waltzing Matilda."
cimeara
Nov. 12th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this.
amethyst_clan
Nov. 13th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
thank you.

I wish that us Americans weren't so forgetful about those who died in the Great War. It really scares me that, someday, we'll forget it all.
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