Thursday, November 11, 2010

Love is in the Air: WWII Welcome

W E L C O M E


World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: organised into two opposing military alliances; the Allies, and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. In a state of "total war," the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.

Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, resulting in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities. -per wikipedia


But the human spirit of hope and love prevails through it all.

Join me in the next few days as I share a few books with this WWII theme.

a bit of romance in a world of uncertainty

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To get the show on the road, here's a tune from radio days from the past...


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B (1941)
Sung by: Andrews Sisters

He was a famous trumpet man from old Chicago way
He had a boogie style that no one else could play
He was the top man at his craft
But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft
He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam
It really brought him down, because he couldn't jam
The Captain seemed to understand
Because the next day the Cap' went out and drafted a band
And now the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

A-toot a-toot, a-toot diddle-ee-ada-toot
He blows it eight to the bar - in boogie rhythm
He can't blow a note unless the bass and guitar
Is playin' with 'im
He makes the company jump when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

He was the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B
And when he plays boogie-woogie bugle
He's as busy as a bzz bee
And when he plays he makes the company jump eight to the bar
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

Toot toot toot, toot diddle-ee-ada-toot-diddle-ee-ada, toot toot
He blows it eight to the bar
He can't blow a note
If the bass and guitar isn't with 'im
A-and the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

He puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night
And wakes them up the same way in the early bright
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays
When someone gives him a beat
He really breaks it up when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da
A-and the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

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* image source WWII poster

* source lyrics

=^=^=== Love is in the Air - WWII schedule ===^=^=


8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the Andrews Sisters!

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  2. I love that song, though it always makes me think of Bette Midler in Beaches.

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  3. Lovely theme, as usual -- looking forward to all the great books. And I love the Andrews Sisters.

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  4. Great theme! I have to agree with Audra on that one. :)

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  5. I seriously NEVER ever tire of this tune!
    *dance dance*

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  6. I love this song and the Andrews Sisters. Very impression WWII posts. :) Mary

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  7. My mom loved the Andrews Sisters,(I still do)! BTW, the Victory Job poster makes me think of the iconic *Rosie the Riveter* gal LOL

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