Vintage Audio and Video - Introduction
This section of the website contains archive recordings - audio and video - of politicians, royalty, commanders, battles, songs and speeches from the wartime era.
Included are the best known wartime songs, such as It's A Long Way To Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles; among video footage is film of Archduke Franz Ferdinand arriving at the town hall in Sarajevo; his assassination shortly after he re-emerged from his reception there on 28 June 1914 plunged much of the world into war the following month.
Each recording is titled along with a brief summary together with the year of recording. Audio is in MP3 format; video footage is in Windows Media format; in both cases the file size is indicated in kilobytes.
Both audio and video files are grouped by year. Use the sidebar to the right to select your preferred media type and the year in which you are interested; a list of available files from that year will then be displayed for download.
Click here to view present day photographs and film footage of the Western Front battlefields.
A "Dixie" (from the Hindi degci) was an army cooking pot.
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