By Robert Holden
Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 best Minister’s Prize for Australian History
Imagine Australian lifestyles again within the first decade of the twentieth century, whilst taking part in the piano, making a song, appearing or reciting poetry have been all staples of kin life.
When the boys of this younger kingdom marched off to conflict a customary name used to be: ‘Are you a making a song man?’ ‘Can you spin a humorous yarn?’
Impromptu entertainments, sing-a-longs, storytelling and recitations have been all a part of a homespun repertoire that observed those males to struggle. And the Band performed On will pay homage to that camaraderie, and the spontaneous leisure that lifted the spirits of the ANZACs – whether or not they have been on board battleships, below the shadow of the pyramids, within the trenches, convalescing in hospitals or perhaps interned in POW camps.
Robert Holden is a historian, curator and writer of greater than thirty books. He has been offered a Senior Fellowship by way of the Literature Board of the Australia
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And the band played on: How music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War by Robert Holden