There are two songs, written by the same gentleman, that bring tears to my eyes every time i hear them. They are both about World War I; The Green Fields of France (or No Man’s Land) and The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda. I spent some time in the military and I appreciate that our military is comprised primarily of young men being sent into harm’s way by old men.
They were both written by a fellow Scotsman named Eric Bogle. Give these each a listen and let me know what you think.