A 78 r.p.m. interlude

Simon Rees, blogging at Historical Eye, dedicates his World War I posts to his great-grandfather Alf Adams, who was a machine gunner and was killed in 1917 in the Gavrelle-Oppy sector, near Vimy. Before the war, Adams had a record company that produced 78 r.p.m. records.

At one of his other blogs, Simon links to a recording produced by the Coliseum Record Co. Listen to this:


To read more about British recording companies of the era, click:


Here’s the link to Simon’s posts about his great-grandfather:



“Oppy Wood, 1917,” by John Nash. Imperial War Museum.

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