Voice of the Guns

(I originally posted this at The American Catholic, and I thought the Great War mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

Something for the weekend.  In no war has artillery played a greater role than World War I.  It was therefore appropriate that Frederick Joseph Ricketts, the British Sousa, under his pen name Kenneth Alford, wrote a march, Voice of the Guns, in 1917, his tribute to British artillerymen.

The song is featured in a sequence of Lawrence of Arabia where General Allenby, portrayed by Jack Hawkins, and Major T. E. Lawrence, portrayed by Peter O’Toole, are discussing strategy:




Published in: on July 11, 2020 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Voice of the Guns