I REMEMBER from once I was younger, at household get-together’s, my dad and mom tales about what occurred in the course of the conflict. My Household lived in north London (Finchley) in the course of the conflict so did not get it as dangerous as some components. However nonetheless I used to be fascinated by their tales of sleeping in underground stations, close to misses, incendiary bombs, air raid warden obligation, shrapnel coming via roofs, “spivs” who may apparently get something, for a worth, regardless of the rationing, hiding underneath the steps or within the Anderson shelter when the air sirens went and lots of different issues.
These gatherings typically included a level of ingesting and singing of songs that had been fashionable although the conflict. It appeared that going via these hardships collectively engendered a fantastic neighborhood spirit which lingered lengthy after the conflict had ended and which these songs helped to revive. The songs listed right here embody lots of these I can keep in mind being sung and from outdated information being performed on the time. I anticipate lots of you on the market of a sure age could have related reminiscences and I hope seeing these songs once more will convey you a similar nostalgia it delivered to me when compiling them. This assortment clearly has a little bit of an English bias, in case you are extra taken with American hit songs of the conflict years see this web page:
Prime hit track lyrics taken from the American music charts of 1930 to 1950
For prime songs of the 1940’s books and sheet music to purchase examine the 1940s Songs at Sheet Music Plus.
Under is a listing of all of the titles accessible on this part. To view the songs simply click on on the title required.
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