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Title: Next to a Letter From Home. Major Glenn Miller's Wartime Band
Description: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 1986. Reprint, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Octavo 1851580255 Hardback Hardback. Next to a Letter From Home. Slight shelf wear to edge of D/J. Preface by Nat Peck. For those who lived through World War 2 one sound in particular has become indelibly associated with those times - the smooth strains of Moonlight Seranade announcing that Glen Miller was on the air. To the millions of American servicemen in Britain Major Glenn Miller's American Band of the AEF brought them what Miller called 'a hunk of home' by playing at their airfields and bases all over Britain and later in France and occupied Germany. For the British people - with whom Miller's pre-war records were already firm favourites - the Band's broadcasts over the BBC did much to keep war-weary spirits during the last year of the War. This book is the first full story of the new, all-soldier Band he created in the US Army Air Forces in 1943 and brought to Britain soon after D-Day, with special emphasis on its 13 months in Britain and is told against the military and broadcasting background into which Miller and the Band fitted. Illustrated. 360+ pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction World War Two Major Glenn Miller s Wartime Band US Army Air Forces Biography History 1851580255

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 095959

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