ID number S05768
Title John Chappell interviewed by Georgina Binns for her Project : Music of the Boer War and First World War
Collection Sound
Object type Oral history
Maker Binns, Georgina Mary (Maker)
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth
Date made 31 January 1986
Physical description Tape 5" (Brand Unknown)
Credit line AWM Grant Scheme 1986 - 1987 Sound   
Note Open
Copying provision Copy provided for personal non-commercial use


John Chappell interviewed by Georgina Binns in West Perth. John Chappell recalls when Brass bands played in the streets at lunch times to catch recruits, during such occasions girls would hand out white feathers a symbol of cowardice, adding social pressures on men to join. He also recalls the songs and music popular during war time.

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