‘Music Will Win The War’

The site summarises an application made to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant, under the ‘Our Heritage’ programme, to create the UK’s first comprehensive open access digital library of the popular music and related historical scholarship for the years 1914 to 1918 and immediately beyond. A corpus of 300 to 500 key songs will have been identified, catalogued, and richly documented such that the popular music of the period will have been better interpreted and its social relevance explained.

Using the menus

The Project

The items on this menu are extracted from the original application document:

  1. Project overview
  2. The Heritage
  3. Project structure, activities, and deliverables
  4. Outcomes
  5. Meeting the application assessment criteria
  6. Indicative resources & references


The project has a well defined educational mission that lies at the very heart of what we seek to do.  We believe that the best way to engage people with their shared pasts is by encouraging them to become active co-creators/custodians rather than simply passive consumers of their heritage.  From the moment we take ownership of our heritage, the moment feel that we have a real stake in our shared pasts, we … [t.b.c.]

  1. Heritage Clubs
  2. Open Badges
  3. Reading lists
  4. Bookshelf

The Blog

The blog documents the progress of the project.

If you have any queries about the project, or would simply like to talk to us about it, please use the Contact Us form.

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