Music of the Second World War

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 12 November, 2011

Today’s programme is sandwiched between Armistice Day — yesterday’s commemoration of the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918 — and Remembrance Sunday (as it is known in the UK) tomorrow. As a result, I decided to present a programme of music of all kinds from the Second World War (1939–45) period, with a little leeway either side of those years. Some classical pieces associated with the period are included, but the main bulk of today’s content is popular dance music and ballads from the era.

The ZBS Radio Hour

Then join us at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time, that’s 19:00 and 03:00 GMT, for two more award‐winning drama installments from our friends at ZBS Foundation, in the ZBS Radio Hour. At the top of the hour, we continue the adventures of Jack Flanders in Traveling Jack; then at the bottom of the hour it’s another series of short stories from the little town of Saratoga Springs.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in‐world.

Image by John Beniston 


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