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Chpt 23, The World Between World War One and World War Two. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast explores the time period between World War One and World War Two. World War One, the Communist Revolution in Russia, and the world-wide Great Depression all had a powerful influence on future events. They serve as the foundation for the upcoming World War Two.

The music for this episode is also associated with war. Big Shanty's song "Killing Field" talks about the horrible consequences of war for the people. The group's web site is http://www.myspace.com/bigshanty The lyrics for the song appear below. Click on the link under Extended Entry to read them.

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Click on this link for the lyrics to Big Shanty's song, "Killing Fields"
Artist web site, http://www.myspace.com/bigshanty

Lyrics to "Killing Fields"

It's on the news every night,
politicians saying we gotta fight,
thousand of people, dying every day,
on a killing field half a world away
When will we, ever learn…
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

All our good men die young,
All our good men die so young,
getting better, every day,
what the politicians say.
But when will we, ever learn…
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

Can we ever cure their disease,
killing people to set them free
all our good men are dying young,
never know what they could have done,
When will we, ever learn.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

It's all over the daily news,
who are we to pick and choose,
look around, see what we've done,
on the killing fields one-by-one.
Is there no cure, for this disease,
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

When will we ever learn,
politicians sending young men to burn.
put a flag across his grave,
resting place for the home of the brave,
But look around, see what we've done,
Look around, see what we've done, on the killing fields one-by-one
Look around, see what we've done, on the killing fields one-by-one

When will we ever learn, -When will we, ever learn. - When will we,
ever learn.- on the killing fields one-by-one, - on the killing fields,
one-by-one, on the killing fields, on the killing fields
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Author, Big Shanty
Copyright 2006, Cotton States Music, BMI