Posted by Fran Kent on January 30, 2008, 2:33 pm, in reply to "Songs"
Radios, as I recall, were absolutely taboo. A wind-up phonograph was sometimes issued to A.G. detachments along with a variety of other gear. I remember one that was kept by the gunners who bunked aft, below the five-inch gun. They set it up on the fantail and played endlessly a recording of Helen Forrest singing "My Silent Love" with the Harry James band. Some time later, when I was passing through the A.G. Center in Brooklyn, she and the band put in a guest appearance there and I got to hear them do that number in person. |