Listen to naval marches and songs of the Imperial German Navy to get a sense for the sounds entertaining troops on the other side of no man's land.
National Public Radio presents this eclectic set of concert performances from the World War I years, including classic compositions by Strauss, Mahler, Debussy, and Stravinsky.
"The Red, White and Blue," "The Battle Cry of Freedom," and "When the Boys Come Sailing Home" were just a few of the patriotic anthems enjoyed by Americans on the home front as they anticipated the end of the war.
The songs compiled in this collection reflect the year-by-year political and technological developments that unfolded along with World War I. Be sure to check out the booklets that accompany each of the two discs.
With tracks from John McCormack, Anna Chandler, and Billy Murray, this collection of hits from 1916 provide a terrific aural landscape to contemplate the events leading up to America's entrance into World War I.