Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Battlefield Big Band

The 1954 biopic “The Glenn Miller Story” is described by filmsite.org as “mostly fictional.”

What is probably the movie’s most memorable moment is “the outdoor air raid scene when Miller and his band continued to play ‘In the Mood’ during their BBC radio program for injured US soldiers in Britain – in the midst of a German V-2 rocket bombing, while everyone was ducking for cover in the audience and the band played on.”

That could never happen in the real world, right?

The Good News Network reports:

“A World War II recording that had been lost for nearly a half-century was discovered in an attic—and it’s believed to be the only known recording by a frontline military band stationed with troops near a battlefield.”

It’s quite a story. Read it here.

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