The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has been performing since 1986, and was commissioned by 2013 by Symphony Hall / Town Hall Birmingham to prepare a programme for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. The premiere took place on Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2014 at BirminghamTown Hall with further performances at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London and elsewhere. This is a CD of that programme.
Over twenty-seven countries were involved in World War I. Combatants and participants came from Africa, India, Russia, China, Japan, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as from Europe. This CD contains music from some of these countries and shows the truly global nature of the conflict.