"This is the Army,
Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
"This Is The Army, Mr. Jones,"
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Copyist's manuscript piano-vocal
score for the title song
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.