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"This is the Army,
Mr. Jones"

This Is The Army, Mr. Jones
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
"This Is The Army, Mr. Jones,"
Page 2 - Page 3
Page 4 - Page 5
Copyist's manuscript piano-vocal
score for the title song
Music Division
Gift of the Berlin family, 1992 (169.4a)

This Is The Army, Irving Berlin's World War II all-soldier revue, opened on July 4, 1942, in New York with plans for a four-week run. Intended as a morale-booster and a fund-raiser for the Army Emergency Relief Fund, it took on a life far exceeding any expectations. The show toured the United States, was made into a movie, and for twenty-three months played before audiences of U. S. armed forces personnel in Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific before closing in Hawaii on October 22, 1945.

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