The music of war Popular sheet music of the two World Wars

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 
2 July 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria, Major General (Ret'd) Michael O'Brien CSC

The Library of the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria (founded 1890) has a military collection recognised as one of national significance. It has a remarkable collection of sheet music relating to war. This talk will be illustrated by many examples of this music, looking at its popular, patriotic and propaganda values. There will be a live performance of some of the songs. The collection will also be available for viewing.

Monday 2nd July 7:00pm - 8:00pm, [Bookings required]