The U.S. Army Guide to Military Songs
Traditional Marching and Fighting Songs of American Soldiers
Edgar A. Palmer, Richard Loederer, Kurt Werth
- 256 Pages
- November 3, 2020
- ISBN: 9781510760349
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Classic military songs from the Army men during World War I and World War II
Originally published in 1944, this collection of military songs is perfect for both servicemen and civilians alike. These marches, tunes, and ditties were collected from soldiers and sailors stationed across the globe, from England and Australia to India and Africa. Whether you want something to sing while you work, clean, get ready for the day, go to sleep, or simply something to entertain you and your friends, The U.S. Army Guide to Military Songs is for you! Included are tunes such as:
- The Private’s Lament
- Oh, What a Horrible Morning
- Home, Home on the Base
- Forty-Nine Bottles
- Soldier-Man Blues
- And more!
Richard Loederer was an artist from Vienna, Austria. He moved to New York and participated in the Works Progress Administration, where he painted murals, including one at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant in New York City. His art has been featured at the National Gallery of Art. He is the author and illustrator of Voodoo Fire in Haiti. He passed away in Vienna in 1981.
Kurt Werth was a German-born artist and illustrator. After the Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, the author emigrated with his wife to New York City where he found work illustrating with The New York Times. After the war, he successfully formed a career illustrating children’s books. He passed away in New York City in 1983.