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Gordon Hotchkiss concludes his series on songs of WW1

This Wednesday, 10th September at 7.00pm, Gordon Hotchkiss as part of his Hotch Potch programme will conclude his look at songs concerning the First World War.

This will mainly consider the ordinary soldier and the songs they sang or listened to.

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War 1 was horrendous.  There were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it amongst the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Despite this, there was little talk of heroics in the songs the soldiers were singing in the trenches.hotchkiss3

The songs of ‘The Great War’ often speak of disillusionment, bitterness, boredom, a desire to go home and a very dark sense of humour in the face of danger.

These aspects and others will be considered in the songs as we remember a lost generation.

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Hotchkiss Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss, Wednesday 10 September 7.00-10.00pm.  Repeated Thursday 11 September 12noon-3.00pm and Catch Up anytime.