It’s a great song and I remember my mother singing it. In fact, I think we sang it in glee club. All our teachers were old enough to remember “the war to end all wars.”
It didn’t end all or any wars. I think it started more wars … as soon as there were enough men to fight another one.
I’m still, after doing a lot of reading on that war baffled as to how it began. There was little to be gained and much to be lost, especially by the people living in Europe where the battles were fought. They had nothing to gain and everything to lose.
It was all politics, all national leaders trying to prove that they were the most powerful in Europe and everyone bought more and more weapons.
One day, a shot was fired and a war which virtually wiped out all the men in Europe began. Does it sound vaguely familiar?