Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Christmas in the Trenches – Christmas Truce of 1914

The following song is from a practice session I recorded of The Secret Commonwealth doing a rendition of John McCutcheon’s Christmas in the Trenches. The song is based on an unexpected and unofficial truce made by the common fighting men on both sides and not the higher ups who frowned on such things.

As I said, it’s a practice session so it might be a little rough and there’s a cough or two.

The singer is Don Clark

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Don-Clark/99407330337

He is often a guest member of The Secret Commonwealth http://www.myspace.com/thesecretcommonwealth

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December 26, 2009 Posted by | 1914, christmas, Christmas in the Trenches, Christmas Truce, history, John McCutcheon, music, singing, video, world war I | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tribute to WWI Airmen

In honor of November 11th – Veteran’sDay/Armistice Day this video is a tribute to the airmen of World War I using photographs, paintings, and prints.

90 years ago at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Great War (WWI) came to an end but its consequences live with us to this day.

WWI produced the first fighter pilots and their names live on to this day most notably Manfred von Richthofen – the Red Baron. They were the national celebrities of their day and their deaths could shock a nation.

Music by the Secret Commonwealth
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November 10, 2008 Posted by | air combat, airplanes, armistice day, Blogroll, history, life, November 11th, red baron, veterans day, video, world war I, youtube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment