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Everytime to the front, Australia
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Creator : Floyd, Fred
Place Of Creation : Glenelg, S. Aust.
Publisher : F. Floyd
Date of creation : [1916]
Additional Creator : Galway, Marie Carola, Lady, 1876-1963
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.

This piece is dedicated to Lady Galway (wife of the Governor of South Australia Sir Henry Galway) who, at the request of Lady Helen Munro Ferguson (the wife of the Governor General of Australia), in August 1914 founded the South Australian Division of the Red Cross.

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Period : 1914-1918
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

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Melbourne : Melbourne University Press; London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1966-[2002]

Holmes, Robyn The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

Minogue, Noreen The Red Cross 1914-1975 : years of change, [Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1976?]

Stubbings, Leon Look what you started Henry! : a history of the Australian Red Cross 1914-1991, East Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1992

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