ANTI-WAR SONG WORLD WAR 1

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“AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA”

Song written in 1971 by Eric Bogle. The lyrics tell of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) experience fighting in the Battle of Gallipoli, Tukey in World War I. Both sides sustained horrendous losses of men; 50,000 Australians died.


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