Ooh, the memories - well for my parents and grandparents anyway.
Strange to think that in the dark days of the Second World War, we had such upbeat songs, but we did and six CD's worth of them are gathered here.
The collection starts and ends with Vera Lynn with We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover (what else?) and everywhere you look there's a familiar song and a few surprises.
No wartime compilation would be complete without The Andrews Sisters or Gracie Fields and yes, they are here too.
There are some magical names in this collection: Geraldo, Joe Loss, Al Bowlly, who conjure up images of old black and white newsreels.
There's a bit of fun with Robb Wilton's The Home Guard, Flanagan and Allen, George Formby and Tommy Trinder with Der Fuhrer's Face - a song made famous by Spike Jones.
The Big Bands such as those of Leslie `Hutch' Hutchinson and Ivy Benson's All Girl Band feature, and Joe Loss and His Orchestra perform great versions of some of the Glenn Miller hits.
I'm personally amazed that the great Noel Coward wasn't arrested for treason after recording the 1943 song Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans.
Songs like this kept the British spirit up when the country was up against it, and this great collection serves to keep them alive.