The background of this song is the battle of Jutland, fought between British and German Navies in 1916. The stories told here concern just three out of 9000 seamen who lost their lives on both sides.
The questions of glory, pride, and sacrifice are merely a pretext to highlight the sense of heartbreak, universally shared by those left behind, waiting for their loved ones, bound away, never to return.
Les Sullivan is a singer-songwriter, author of many great songs cherished and sung worldwide in various languages, in which historical events make us ponder on the humanistic aspects of the times of war and turmoil; on the feelings we all share irrespective of the times and places, on how much alike we all are.
More about Les at: www.howlingtoad.webs.com