Home For Christmas 1945 - A Celebration Of Yuletide Peace & Homecoming

Home For Christmas 1945 - A Celebration Of Yuletide Peace & Homecoming

Be the first to rate!

0

23 wartime Christmas tracks from December 1945.

  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Available
Price: £ 7.99

23 wartime Christmas tracks from December 1945, celebrating Yuletide peace and homecoming, performed by the original artists.

Over 1 hour playing time.

Loved ones returned from the frontline; families were re-united; new lives were being built and victory was ours. Christmas 1945 was indeed a time of rejoicing, celebration and revelry - which was reflected in the recorded music of the time. 'Home for Christmas 1945' is the soundtrack to a unique moment in our nation's history and features tracks by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and others. 

A brighter future was on everyone's mind as Christmas 1945 dawned, regardless of the realisation that reconstruction would be painful and slow, that rationing could continue for years to come, and that the coming atomic age had menace enough of its own.

In this unique selection of songs and spoken-word recordings, we offer reminders of the mood of the nation during that first post-war Christmas - a singular mixture of stoicism and optimism. Loved ones returned from the frontline, families were re-united, new lives were being built and victory was ours. It was a time of rejoicing, celebration and renewed hope ... all which was reflected in the recorded music of the moment.

'Home For Christmas 1945' is the soundtrack to a unique moment in our nation's history and a Christmas album rich in heart-warming nostalgia.


.

Price: £ 7.99

1. Frank Sinatra - White Chistmas

2. Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

3. Dinah Shore - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

4. Gracie Fields - The Fairy on the Christmas Tree

5. Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans - I'm Going to Get Lit Up (When The Lights Lights Go On In London)

6. Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill - Churchill Speech This is Your Victory

7. Joe Loss and his Orchestra - The Vict'ry Polka

8. Ivy Benson and her Girls Band & Rita Williams - There's a Ship Rollin' Home

9. Connie Boswell - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

10. Vera Lynn - The Little Boy That Santa Clause Forgot

11. Harry Roy and his Band - Waiting for the Train to Come In

12. Vera Lynn - Coming Home

13. Bing Crosby - I'll Be Home for Christmas

14. Anne Shelton - Silver Wings in the Moonlight

15. Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

16. Vera Lynn - I'm Sending a Letter to Santa Claus

17. Issy Bonn - Shine on Victory Moon

18. Ivy Benson and her Girls Band & Kay Yorston - The Homecoming Waltz

19. Vera Lynn - When the Lights Go On Again

20. Judy Garland - Star of the East

21. Vera Lynn - There's a New World Over the Skyline

22. Rt. Hon. Clement Atlee - Atlee Speech: Surrender of Japan

23. Issy Bonn - Let Bygones Be Bygones