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Song lyrics to Over There by George M. Cohan, written when the USA entered World War I, to encourage men to enlist

Over There

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Song lyrics to Over There by George M. Cohan, written when the USA entered World War I, to encourage men to enlist Johnnie, get your… Read More »Over There

The Land That Time Forgot

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The Land That Time Forgot (1974) starring Doug McClure, Susan Penhaligon, John McEnery

Synopsis of The Land That Time Forgot

Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) is among a small group of survivors taken in by a German submarine after it sunk their ship. The cast-aways end up marooned on a mysterious uncharted island which is inhabited by giant prehistoric creatures.  Will they survive? Or escape? Or discover the secret of the island?

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A Farewell to Arms

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A Farewell to Arms (1932), starring Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou

Synopsis of A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms is the tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry (Gary Cooper) and Nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes) during World War I. Set in Italy, the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. His jealous commanding officer, Major Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou), transfers Catherine to a different hospital. But an injury on the battlefield takes Frederic to Catherine’s new hospital in Milan. The film also analyses Lt. Henry’s feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

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Sergeant York

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Sergeant York (1941) starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Synopsis of Sergeant York

Sergeant York is the story of World War I hero who captured German position single-handedly. It begins with his early life, and conversion, and his inner conflict over going to war.

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Pack up your troubles lyrics

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and smile, smile, smile (1915) lyrics – music by Felix Powell, lyrics by George Asaf

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile is the full name of a World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by Welsh songwriter George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of “George Asaf”, and set to music by his brother Felix Powell.

It was featured in the 1916 American show Her Soldier Boy.  The song appears in several movies, including Pack Up Your Troubles with Laurel & Hardy, High Pressure, On Moonlight Bay, and The Shopworn Angel. It is also featured in For Me and My Gal starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.Read More »Pack up your troubles lyrics

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary lyrics

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (1912) lyrics – Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams, performed by Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary is a music hall song written by Harry Williams and co-credited to Jack Judge. It was allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet in Stalybridge on January 30, 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. The original printed music titled it It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary. It became popular among soldiers in the World War I and is remembered as a song of that war.

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