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A trip down memory lane back to 1939 – 1945 hearing again the songs and the sounds of war. For younger people a history lesson where the music shines through. My original sheet music collection will assist with the images.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. Thank you @Smalltowngal29 – your comment is much appreciated. There are many other comedy songs from WWII among my other medleys – look out especially for Arthur Askey’s “drunk man’s” rendition of Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major. I also agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of We’ll Meet Again. Best wishes

  2. Smalltowngal29 July 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Nice combination of American and British WWII songs. I’ve never heard WE’RE GONNA HANG OUT THE LAUNDRY ON THE SIEGFRIED LINE before — it made me smile. And Vera Lynn’s WE’LL MEET AGAIN is one of my all-time favorites. The song captured so much of the optimism of the era, and yet, at the same time, carried a realistic undertone of not knowing exactly when or where the ‘meeting’ would take place.

  3. xxMOYMOYPALABOYxx July 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    run rabbit run

    its fun fun fun

  4. Good morning dpauley1980, Thank you very much for your contact. I am so glad that you liked the old music and that it brought you memories of both your Grandpas. Regrads Edward

  5. I would like to say, I am glad these songs are on here, Both of My Grandfathers proudly served in WWII, The Korean Conflict, and Vietnam. The latter if only for the beginning before the retired. I am a Veteran of the current war. I appreciate listening to the music Both of my grandfathers listened to. As to a few comments i read earler this is for you @Gomindyourownloser I am one young person that loves to learn about History. Especially the history that was told from both Grandpas.

  6. @EdwardBayly Indeed it helps, a lot. My Grandfather was a proud member of the british allied forces factorys, so proudly they worked for the British that all the workers collected enough money to buy an Spitfire, to contribute to the defense of London in the Battle of Britain, sadly for my father and the others workers.. a few days later the pilot and the plane get shot down, and K.I.A. Lot of memorys, historys he told me when i was a kid. And Thats why i keep watching this video.. :)

  7. Good evening Gomindyourownloser, Thank you for returning to our discussion. I do appreciate your points of view entirely and also like yourself I am not old enough to have been there during that period so I do not speak from experience re the Tokyo Rose broadcasts – but info gleaned from web. My interest in the music of those times is mainly becase I am a pianist and learned many of the songs from my parents and relatives who were involved in the war. Thank you for kindly writing. Regards Edward

  8. Gomindyourownloser July 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    @Gomindyourownloser I was not aware that there was more then one of them I only know what I’ve seen on the History channel My deepest Apologizes

    in closing a reply like that is just why young people do not wish to learn about History

  9. Good morning Gomindyourownloser , Thank you for your comment. Let’s agree to disagree on this one. Tokyo Rose (sometimes spelt Tokio Rose) was simply a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to – not one – but any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.

  10. Gomindyourownloser July 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Tokyo rose was from the usa she went home for a little while to visit her family and before she could get back to the states war broke out the Japs held her family and said they kill them if she didn’t do what they said

  11. andy81andy007 July 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Run rabbit run – my father in law used to act all the actions to the song when he was drunk. My wife still cringes at the thought of this but it regularly makes its way into our conversation. The happy memories from a horrible period one reccounts are all too telling! Thank you.
    (the bugler at the end was not necessary)

  12. andy81andy007 July 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Run rabbit run – my father in law used to act all the actions to the song when he was drunk. My wife still cringes at the thought of this but it regularly makes its way into our conversation. The happy memories from a horrible period one reccounts are all too telling! Thank you.

  13. Hi lightravenn, Thank you for your kind comment. Many others who have viewed the videos have expressed similar feelings in that they have a fondness for the music of that particular era because it serves as a link to their father or grandfather. The music apparently has helped foster strong family ties and does evoke fond memories of loved family members and that is how it should be. Kind regards Edward

  14. Thanks for uploading this music. My Grandfather loved this kind of music. Best Wishes to you and your family! :)

  15. Hi Sleepysidney, Thank you for kind comment and I’m glad you enjoyed the video. I do hope you will have a look through some of the other WWII items and enjoy. Regards Edward

  16. A first class post. It’s pure history!

  17. Hello jugofaceme, Thank you. I have had so many similar emails. The many precious memories attached to these WWII songs strike a chord and remain strong even for those of us who were not around during those dark days. We admire our relatives who endured the worst that could be thrown at them even more, for their fortitude their bravery and certainly their wonderful sense of humour. Your nan done her job well – as she is very much still in your thoughts that says it all. Kindest regards Edward.

  18. thanks edwardbayly with a tear in my eye brings back my nan loved her so dearly

  19. Good afternoon yozzaman, Thank you for kind comment and I am glad you enjoyed the video. Kind regards Edward

  20. great vid my friend

  21. Hello 00LovelyStuff00, Thank you. Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s Speech “We shall fight them on the beaches” was presented to Parliament in the summer of 1940 and was a call to arms and to bring together the British nation – bombarded by Hitler’s carpet bombing of Britain, which was termed The Blitz. The speech is particularly famous for its use of what is now termed “the broken record technique” where the same key phrase [we shall fight them . . ] is repeated over and over again

  22. 00LovelyStuff00 July 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Hey EdwardBayly,
    I was just wondering who the man speaking at the end is, and who he was addressing

  23. we’ll meet again i don’t know when

  24. FANTASTIC.I have watched these so many times i have lost count.My nan and grandad met at Duxford during the war and this music reminds me of them so much.I have the greatest respect for all those who lost their lives civillian and armed forces.I will never forget.Vera Lynn always has me in tears.I feel so nostalgic about a time that i never knew.Is that weird?Is there any chance you could upload the full versions of the umbrella man and till the lights of london shine again?Thanks

  25. Hi rengiil777. 5Ma I Miss your Apple Pie. A tough GI sings about his Ma. 4The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy a great early rocknRoll tune. 3When the Lights go on Again. A song of hope. 2The White Cliffs of Dover and Over the Rainbow are classics and both include those bluebirds.1Well Meet Again. The lyrics never fail strike a chord and reveal just how much those few words of hope meant to so many people and brought a nation together. Thank you. Kind regards. Edwardbayly

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