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The Ballad of the Great War - 1918, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict alongside original music composed for the programme.

The Ballad of the Great War - 1918, featuring stories told by men and women who took part in the conflict both at home and abroad.

In this programme stories of Blightys, Snipers, Choctaw code talkers, the Armistice and the sinking of the German fleet in Scapa Flow.

Original music by John Tams, Julie Matthews, Jez Lowe, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever.

This programme, which has been a year in the making, was produced by Ian Callaghan and John Leonard.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Sam Kelly

    Blighty

  • Julie Matthews

    One Shot King

  • Jez Lowe

    Choctaw Telephone

  • Coope Boyes & Simpson & Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir

    Old Soldiers

  • Bob Fox

    Lullee Lullay

  • Chris While and Julie Matthews

    When Johnny Comes Marching Home

  • Kris Drever

    Oldenburg

  • Bob Fox

    Only Remembered

  • John Tams

    Cherry Cheeked Optimists

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