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The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories

The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories

by Sheldon Winkler


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Merriam Press World War 2 History. Third Edition. Some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the Twentieth Century was written during the Second World War. With patriotism at an all-time high, the war effort became an integral part of the entertainment industry, creating an emotional wartime dream world of heroes, love, remembrance, reflection, and introspection. The Music of World War II tells the stories behind the origins of many of these musical compositions, some of which have survived to become standards still popular today. Contents: Preface; Introduction: The Music of the Second World War; My Sister and I: The True Story; Love, Separation, and Homecoming; Patriotism; Tribute; Military Service; Faith, Hope, and Devotion; Novelty; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography. 39 photos and illustrations, bibliography.

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ISBN-13: 9780359647798
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sheldon Winkler is an authority on the music of the Second World War and is a frequent contributor to World War II History magazine. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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