Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Radio Edition for November 8, 2015

"Soldier in Farewell, 1914" by L. B. Foote, Archives of Manitoba

Tonight on West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition, Katie and I  take you back to World War I. We'll tell you about seven Manitobans who died, play some wartime poetry with a contemporary twist, listen to some letters written home, and feature music from Henry Burr, Little Green Cars, June Tabor and the London Army Band and Chorus.

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on 101.5 UMFM.

Show Links

Decca Classic's album: Forever The official album of the World War 1 Commemorations as endorsed by The Royal British Legion. There is an interactive site as well as selected tracks on YouTube.

University of Manitoba Library, Archives and Special Collections'  Vaughn David Watt fonds. His and other letters can be found at their Canadian wartime Experience website.

My blog series featuring 100 Manitoba soldiers who died in World War I.

For more about Nursing Sisters of World War I, see here and here.

The Play List


- In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, read by Victoria Cross descendants*
- Last Post by Carol Ann Duffy, read by Vicky McClure**
- The Last Laugh by Wilfred Owen, read by Sean Bean**
- For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, read by Ruth Golding for ChapterBox
- Letters home from Vaughn David Watt fonds, courtesy of University of Manitoba Library, Archives and Special Collections.

* From the album Forever: The official album of the World War 1 Commemorations
** From the Channel 4  series Remembering World War I


Rule, Britannia! by the London Army band and Chorus
Rose of No Man's Land by Henry Burr
It's a Long Way to Tipperary by Little Green Cars
No Man's Land by June Tabor

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