A week ago some friends and I visited the Theatre Royal here In Brighton, originaly produced by Joan Littlewood in the Theatre Royal Stratsford East, in 1969, with the music arranged by Charles Chilton who I worked with in the BBC a few years later.
When I saw the how the show in a West End theatre in 1964 (I still remember the songs - either made up in the trenches or made up in the Music Hall - it was 50 years after end of the First World War - and now (with most of the songs still in my head) it now is a hundred years since it began... and willions and millions sied.
The production was fantastic and a lot of the time it made me cry. It's about halfway into its British tour and if you have any chance of seeing it, please do. There is a CD on Amazon.
My mother's father came back home when the war was over in 1918, and barerly every spoke about it. And we'll never tell them...