John Chappell interviewed by Georgina Binns for her Project : Music of the Boer War and First World War

Accession Number S05768
Collection type Sound
Object type Oral history
Physical description Tape 5" (Brand Unknown)
Maker Binns, Georgina Mary
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth
Date made 31 January 1986
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Grant Scheme 1986 - 1987
Description

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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