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He wrote one of the most optimistic war songs ever, yet his own life ended in personal tragedy.

His one big hit was written to boost the British cause, but it was also sung by the Germans.

Also, despite it earning the composer a fortune, it was initially dismissed as a reject.

Aled Jones investigates the ironic story of Felix Powell, the composer of Pack Up Your Troubles.

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He wrote one of the most optimistic war songs ever, yet his own life ended in personal tragedy.

His one big hit was written to boost the British cause, but it was also sung by the Germans.

Also, despite it earning the composer a fortune, it was initially dismissed as a reject.

Aled Jones investigates the ironic story of Felix Powell, the composer of Pack Up Your Troubles.

Aled Jones tells the moving story of Welsh composer Felix Powell's struggle to repeat the success of a worldwide hit song.

Welsh composer Felix Powell's struggle to repeat the success of a worldwide hit song.