Media Kit 5 : Canada's First World War Experience
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Popular WWI Songs
This gallery contains a selection of songs that were popular in Canada and Britain during the First World War. Most of these songs are upbeat and a few are kind of clever and fun like Oh what a lovely war! and Hunting the hun.
Songs from WWI
Link to songs from First World War Gallery
This Gallery contains Canadian musical recordings from the First World War era that specifically relate to the war - many are recruitment songs. A fun one among these is Keep your head down Fritzie boy.
Songs from France
Link to Songs from France Gallery
This audio gallery contains music from Library and Archives Canada's album "Songs from France." There is a mix here of songs sung in English and French. There are some anthems here and some different versions of O Canada and The Maple Leaf Forever.
Band of the CF Link to Band of the Canadian Forces GalleryThe songs in this gallery are selections from the "Liberation 60" Album produced to mark the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of Holland. The gallery contains, for example, the authorized marches of the Canadian Army, Great Little Army and the Royal Canadian Navy, Heart of Oak.
Instrumental Renditions
Link to the Canadian Instrumental Music from WWI Gallery
This gallery contains a series of recent recordings of First World War era Canadian songs that are all instrumental. There is nothing in here that relates to the war, but there are lots of short pieces of music that may be useful in digital storytelling. For more information regarding the Library and Archives Canada project that produced these songs follow this link.
Vocal Renditions
Link to the Canadian WWI songs with Vocals Gallery
This gallery also contains recent recordings of First World War era songs, but these ones have Canadian singer Garth Hampson lending his baritone singing voice to the production of these sometimes charming (Vancouver Town) sometimes cringe-worthy (Sweet, sweet, Canada) pieces. For more information regarding the Library and Archives Canada project that produced these songs follow this link.

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