I also have to add "1916" by......Motorhead. Have a listen and you'll see why, totally different to the rest of their catalogue. Just organ, a dry snare and bagpipes. Poignant stuff, especially around remembrance day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFoqtpUFY8
16 years old when I went to the war
To fight for a land fit for heroes.
God on my side, and a gun in my hand,
Chasing my days down to zero,
And I marched and I fought and I bled and I died
And I never did get any older.
But I knew at the time that a year in the line
Is a long enough life for a soldier.
We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names
And we added two years to our ages
Eager for life and ahead of the game
Ready for history's pages.
And we brawled and we fought and we whored 'til we stood
Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder.
A thirst for the Hun, we were food for the gun,
And that's what you are when you're soldiers.
I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees
Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother.
And I fell by his side, and that's how we died
Clinging like kids to each other
And I lay in the mud and the guts and the blood
And I wept as his body grew colder
And I called for my mother and she never came;
Though it wasn't my fault and I wasn't to blame;
The day not half over and ten thousand slain;
And now there's nobody remembers our names;
And that's how it is for a soldier.