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    The Navy is ready Speech by Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. "'We have just begun to fight,' was the slogan of the Navy of '76. That is the slogan of the Navy today."
    • Contributor: Daniels, Josephus - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    There is no rank in sacrifice Speech by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. "Men who live valiantly and die nobly, have a strength and a courage from the Eternal Father. Two of these young heroes have recently received high honor: one a graduate of Annapolis, the other an enlisted man."
    • Contributor: Daniels, Josephus - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Loyalty Speech by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. "It is important that we should constantly keep before us the duty of inculcating in the minds of our citizens from overseas, the true meaning and significance of America, and the high duty that rests upon every generation to sustain our blessed institutions, and to transmit them to posterity strengthened and unimpaired."
    • Contributor: Colby, Bainbridge - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    When Uncle Joe steps into France
    Duet with orchestra (Title descriptor)
    Popular Music, Ethnic Characterizations. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:54 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal duet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio...
    • Contributor: Victor - Collins and Harlan - Byron G. Harlan - Arthur Collins - Josef Pasternack - Billy Winkle
    • Date: 1918-06-12
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    American rights A speech by William Gibbs McAdoo, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. "Fellow countrymen, this great Republic is facing one of the most extraordinary situations in the world's history. It would be difficult to exagerate the seriousness of the great conflict in which we are engaged."
    • Contributor: McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    From the battlefields of France Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A patriotic appeal by the U.S. Army to Americans asking for "their unshrinking support;" delivered by General John J. Pershing, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces.
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Loyalty Speech given by Ambassador James Watson Gerard as warning to German Americans, "Every citizen must declare himself American -- or traitor!"
    • Contributor: Gerard, James W. (James Watson) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    The third Liberty Loan Patriotic speech by Richard A. Purdy on behalf of the third Liberty Loan drive. Purdy was a member of the Four Minute Men, a national network of volunteers authorized by President Woodrow Wilson to deliver patriotic speeches during the four minutes between reels changing in movie theaters across the country. Coordinated by the U.S. Committee on Public Information, the Four Minute Men generated support...
    • Contributor: Purdy, Richard A. (Richard Augustus) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    The Americans come!
    An episode in France in the year 1918 (Subtitle)
    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:27 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Victor ledgers note: "Matrix #1 destroyed in process in matrix plant." This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is...
    • Contributor: Victor - Reinald Werrenrath - Josef Pasternack - Fay Foster
    • Date: 1918-10-28
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    From the battlefields of France A patriotic appeal by the U.S. Army to Americans for "their unshrinking support" delivered by General John J. Pershing, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces.
    • Contributor: Pershing, John J. (John Joseph) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    What are we fighting for?
    What are we fight for?
    Speech by Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, in which Dr. Wise poses the question: "What are we fighting for? My answer to mothers and fathers is, enviable and even glorious is your lot to give your son or bless their dedication to the highest and holiest of causes in which a people was ever engaged."
    • Contributor: Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Keep the home fires burning
    Keep the home fires burning
    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male chorus with orchestra. Coupling date: 12/23/1915. (Venue). With (reverse side): My bugler boy / Helen Clark. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Novello, Ivor - Wheeler, Frederick
    • Date: 1916
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    The World War Speech by Governor James M. Cox. "A world war has been fought, historic, unprecedented. For many, many months civilization hung in the balance. In the despair of dark hours it seemed as though a world dictator was inevitable. The very soul of America was touched with the fear that our liberties might be taken away."
    • Contributor: Cox, James M. (James Middleton) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    America's accomplishment Speech by Breckinridge Long, Assistant Secretary of State. "We accomplished our set purpose in an incredibly short time to the bewilderment of the yet admiring world."
    • Contributor: Long, Breckinridge - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
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    Over there sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Cohan, George M. (George Michael) - Murray, Billy
    • Date: 1917
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    There's a long, long trail sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Written in 1913 by two seniors at Yale. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): My mother's rosary / Walter Van Brunt. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
    • Contributor: Edison - Elliott, Zo - Ballard, George Wilton - King, Stoddard
    • Date: 1916
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    My sweetheart is somewhere in France Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:06 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is...
    • Contributor: Victor - Elizabeth Spencer - Josef Pasternack - Robert King - Mary Earl [I.E., Robert King]
    • Date: 1917-10-19
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    The nation in arms Speech by Franklin K. Lane, U.S. Secretary of the Interior. "We are fighting Germany because she sought to terrorize us and then to fool us... Germany has never asked forgiveness of the world [for sinking the Lusitania]...Belgian starving ...piteous cries of children...friendly, harmless, terrorized people."
    • Contributor: Lane, Franklin K. - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Democrats in the World War Tribute to President Wilson by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. "A leadership unsurpassed in the history of parliamentary democracy."
    • Contributor: Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    Just a baby's prayer at twilight From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few...
    • Contributor: Edison - Jerome, M. K. - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Homestead Trio
    • Date: 1918
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    At Valley Forge Speech by Champ Clark, U.S. Representative from Missouri and Speaker of House. "We are assembled here to pay tribute to the deeds of a portion of the brave men who made us free. [Valley Forge was] the most heroic and without question the most pathetic chapter in the history of the American Army."
    • Contributor: Clark, Champ - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Madelon (I'll be true to the whole regiment) sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male voices with orchestra. French words by Louis Bousquet. Coupling date: 1/15/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Till we meet again / Gladys Rice, Vernon Dalhart. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound...
    • Contributor: Edison - Robert, Camille - Fields, Arthur - Bryan, Alfred
    • Date: 1919
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    The republic must awaken Speech by Warren G. Harding, U.S. Senator from Ohio. "My countrymen: the surpassing war of all times has involved us and found us utterly unprepared in either a mental or military sense."
    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel) - Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress) - A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Lorraine (My beautiful Alsace-Lorraine)
    My beautiful Alsace-Lorraine
    From Edison records catalog: Did you know that for nearly forty years, since Germany took Alsace-Lorraine from France, a monument to it has stood in Paris, draped in black, and every year adorned with flowers? It is the land France has never ceased to mourn and is probably the only territory she hopes to gain by the war. Fred Fisher has been very clever...
    • Contributor: Edison - Fisher, Fred - Dalhart, Vernon - Bryan, Alfred
    • Date: 1918
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    When Alexander takes his ragtime band to France
    Comedienne with orchestra (Title descriptor)
    Humorous Songs. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:08 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading...
    • Contributor: Victor - Marion Harris - Josef Pasternack
    • Date: 1918-06-18