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God save our Empire, or, Strike hard, and strike again
Title : God save our Empire, or, Strike hard, and strike again God save our Empire, or, Strike hard, and strike again View More Images
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Creator : Yemm, L. W. (Louis William)
Place Of Creation : Adelaide, S.A.
Publisher : L.W. Yemm and A.W. Carlos
Date of creation : [1914?]
Additional Creator : Carlos, A. W
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In 1914 the outbreak of World War One produced a large quantity of patriotic songs. Some of the themes reflected in the lyrics of this genre of music are emotional and personal sacrifices, recruitment and anti-conscription. The pressure for eligible young men to enlist was enormous and the campaign included music, posters, poetry, letters and pressure from individuals and groups such as the Win the War League.

Admiral Jellicoe found fame in Word War One as the admiral who led the British Navy at the Battle of Jutland.

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Coverage year : 1914
Period : 1914-1918
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

The Oxford companion to Australian music , Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997

Currency companion to music & dance in Australia, Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003

Bonney, George. The battle of Jutland 1916, Stroud : Sutton, 2002

Steel, Nigel. Jutland 1916 : death in the grey wastes, London : Cassell, 2003

Tarrant, V. E. Jutland : the German perspective : a new view of the great battle, 31 May 1916, London : Arms and Armour, c1995

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