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NACO in the U.K.: The tale of Thomas Williams fills a trans-Atlantic musical moment

NACO in the U.K.: The tale of Thomas Williams fills a trans-Atlantic musical moment

October 23, 2014
National

"It is just a small silver-coloured metal box of the kind that young soldiers used in the muddy battlefields of France in the Great War to protect their smokes.

But turn it over in your hands and you’ll see the dent, just there along the edge. There is such a story in that dent.

Thomas Williams was a brash 22-year-old when he signed up to fight the Germans in 1915. A minor heart defect kept him out of the infantry, so he signed up with the artillery — the 325th Battery to be precise and went overseas..."

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