You 'Oribble Lot'!

Recall those unique 15 years of conscription by way of the popular songs

You 'Oribble Lot'!

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Recall those unique 15 years of conscription by way of the popular songs that were written about.

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Recall those unique 15 years of conscription by way of the popular songs that were written about – and formed the soundtrack to – the National Service years. Full of good humour, irony, fun and nostalgia, ‘You ‘Orrible Lot’ perfectly conveys the unforgettable experience with fondness ... albeit occasionally bitter-sweet.

National Service, as peacetime conscription, was formalised by the National Service Act 1948. From January 1st 1949, healthy males aged 17 to 21 were expected to serve in the armed forces for 18 months, and remain on the reserve list for four years.

Sharing the danger of the Regulars, they fought the country's enemies and defended its interests across the globe. Drill, strict regimes, discipline and obedience were - literally - the order of every day, yet many of those that were conscripted were grateful for gaining a maturity that may have otherwise eluded them, learning the value of friendship and comradeship and ultimately became more resilient and better organised.

26 tracks, including: The Army Game - ‘Army Game’ Cast • Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major - Arthur Askey • This Is The Army, Mr Jones - Irving Berlin • In the Quartermaster’s Stores - Jack White & his Band • Bless ‘Em All - George Formby • Our Sergeant Major - George Formby • When The Sergeant Major’s On Parade - Peter Dawson; and many more …

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1. Elvis Presley - GI Blues

2. The Goons - Major Bloodnok's Rock'n'Roll Call

3. Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass & Leslie Fyson - The Army Game

4. Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass & Leslie Fyson - What We Do In The Army

5. Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Bugle Call Rag

6. Johnny and The Hurricanes - Reveille Rock

7. Anthony Newley - Idle On Parade

8. Anthony Newley - Idle Rock-A-Boogie

9. Vaughn Monroe - Sound Off!

10. Frank Sinatra - Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)

11. Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra - Waltzing Bugle Boy

12. The Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

13. Johnny Mercer - GI Jive

14. Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms

15. George Formby - Cookhouse Serenade

16. Arthur Askey - Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant-Major

17. Ronald Brittain - RSM Brittain On Parade

18. The RAOC Blue Rockets Dance Orchestra - Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie

19. Irving Berlin - This Is The Army, Mr Jones

20. Jack White and his Band - In The Quartermaster's Stores

21. George Formby - Bless 'Em All

22. Fred Emney & Leslie Henson - We're In The Army Now

23. Peter Dawson - Boots

24. George Formby - Our Sergeant Major

25. Peter Dawson - When The Sergeant-Major's On Parade

26. Norman Long - Our Nice Kind Sergeant-Major