"The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
-- Verse from the Minstrel Boy
Sunday, November 29, 2015
The Battle of the Somme (1916)
This film is perhaps the first full length war documentary ever made. It was estimated that 20 million people viewed it upon initial release.