Music in WWI

Carter Henderson and Taylor Whitwell

Inspiration For Music

Much of the music was inspired by the war. Some of the music was motivating our troops to win, but other songs were about peace. There wasn't really much music other than music about the war because everybody was focused on the war instead of other subjects.

Music As Propaganda

Music was not only used for enjoyment. It was also used to persuade people to do things like buy war bonds, or join the army. We may have not won the war because we could have lacked money or troops, but thanks to the music people were persuaded to do what was best for the USA

Music On The Radio

Much of music was promoted on the radio and was also spread from person to person. Many people knew all of the war songs because they were just about the only music coming out. Often people would just be singing them on a regular basis