Good morale was vital to keep the troops in good
fighting spirit. Singing popular songs provided
one way for everyone to cope with the dangers,
distress and deprivations of their situation.
and play the following four songs;
The first two were sung both back at home by
civilians and by the troops. What is their mood?
Look at the words and the tune to make your judgement.
The second two were sung in the trenches. Spot
the original songs used for the words!
Why were the new words written?
Take the tune of 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'
and write some new words to it that might have
been written by a soldier in the trenches. N.B.
Bad language was often used by the soldiers '
but not by you please!