Band of Sisters

(U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II)
Jill M. Sullivan - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing
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Band of Sisters

(U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II)
Jill M. Sullivan - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing
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On Saturday, November 14, 1944, radio listeners heard an enthusiastic broadcast announcer describe something they had never heard before: Women singing the "Marines' Hymn" instead of the traditional all-male United States Marine Band. The singers were actually members of its sister organization, The Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Today, few remember these all-female military bands because only a small number of their performances were broadcast or pressed to vinyl. But, as Jill Sullivan argues in Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II, these gaps in the historical record can hardly be treated as the measure of their success.

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