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The Marine Story

featuring music from the Marine Corp Band, as well as a good deal of serious Hollywood talent to promote the achievements and history of the Marine Corps.

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4 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 0 hours, 56 min)
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Play a sample episode from March 03, 1948:

"Lt Francis Debellvue"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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The Continental Marines were formed primarily as an infantry unit to serve on board the ships of the Continental Navy. In the pitched ship to ship sea battle, Marine riflemen would man the rigging of their ships and pick off the officers of the opposing ship. A ship's Marine detachment was berthed between officers and the crew; another part of their shipboard role was to put down any potential mutiny.

William BendixSince the birth of the Continental Marines at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, on November 10, 1775, the Marines have been an all volunteer force. Becoming a Marine is something that must be earned, and few fighting forces have an esprit de corps as strong as the United States Marines.

The Marine Story program was syndicated by the Marine Corps recruiting division in 1948. With the exploits of the Corp during the Second World War still fresh in people's minds, Marine Story drew on the early history of the Corp for story material. The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Mexican American War are all represented in the series.

The series features music from the Marine Corp Band, as well as a good deal of serious Hollywood talent. The dramatization of Francis Scott Key being inspired to write the "Star Spangled Banner" features Eddie Albert. Robert Young stars in a story about Captain Gillespie, whose Marine detachment fought in Old California during the Mexican-American War.

Two of the episodes in this collection star William Bendix. Bendix had been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Wake Island (1942), but old time radio fans may be know him better as Chester R. Riley from The Life of Riley.

Recognizing Riley's voice comes as a bit of a shock when he portrays noble officers like Captain James Willing, who recovered a scow, the U.S.S. Rattletrap, and commanded a company of Marines on an expedition down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the Revolutionary War. Bendix also plays Lt Francis DeBellvue who was tasked with convincing the pirate Jean Lafitte to fight with the Americans during the War of 1812.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 0 hours, 56 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 0 hours 56 minutes
      1. Marine Story 480227 02 Story Captain Gillespie Old Calif.mp3
      2. Marine Story 480303 01 Drama Abt Francis Scott Key.mp3
      3. Marine Story 4803xx 03 Captian James Willing.mp3
      4. Marine Story 4803xx 04 Lt Francis Debellvue.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 0 hours, 56 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 0 hours 56 minutes
      1. Marine Story 480227 02 Story Captain Gillespie Old Calif.mp3
      2. Marine Story 480303 01 Drama Abt Francis Scott Key.mp3
      3. Marine Story 4803xx 03 Captian James Willing.mp3
      4. Marine Story 4803xx 04 Lt Francis Debellvue.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 56 min

    Marine Story Disc A001

    1. Marine Story 4803xx 03 Captian James Willing
    2. Marine Story 4803xx 04 Lt Francis Debellvue
    3. Marine Story 480227 02 Story Captain Gillespie Old Calif
    4. Marine Story 480303 01 Drama Abt Francis Scott Key

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