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Patriotic Collection

Red, white and blue, patriotic radio shows just for you! OTRCat presents some of our favorite Patriotic Radio Episodes. Included are Historical Dramas, WWII episodes, AFRS Programming, Family Comedy, and Baseball Stories.

73 old time radio show recordings
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American FlagPatriotism plays an important role in Old Time Radio shows. It is not clear if this was due to people simply being more patriotic during radio's golden era.

Patriotism is a major component of Old Time Radio. Some will attribute this to "Simpler Times". Whether this is true or not, the values reflected in this Patriotic Collection of Programs are still evident today. It can be argued that Liberty is in danger during these times of danger and hardship. But danger and hardship have always been an element of the American Experience. Radio helps to remind us of the resilience of the American Spirit

Fibber McGeePerhaps this Patriotism found it's greatest expression during the Second World War. The War effected all aspects of life, and it was immediately felt in the content of popular programming. Fibber McGee and Molly were not going off to do any fighting, but the program was supporting our troops even before the US entered the war. In May of 1941 Molly began collecting games and books for the soldiers billeted at the local camp, with predictably comic results (the program ends with advice for listeners wanting to show similar support for their local Army camps.) After Pearl Harbor the War touched Wistful Vista like it would every community. Gale Gordon, who played Mayor LaTrivia, was drafted into the Coast Guard, and his departure from the show was a used as a lesson for folks on the home front to remember the importance of rationing and sacrifice. Of course the need for scrap would be a good excuse to clean out the famous Hall Closet.

Fibber's neighbor, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, who would move on to his own show just before the US entered the War, was also a fundamentally Patriotic Program. Gildy dealt with rationing and sacrifice like everyone else, and taught us the importance of paying our taxes in support of the war effort, and reflected the fears fo many families when young Leroy tried to run away to join the Navy (how many other 13 year olds wished they could have joined the navy with less comic results) but it is the continuing Patriotism of Gildersleeve and his friends that we choose to showcase in this collection. We have included two different Forth of July episodes of The Great Gildersleeve to remind us that Patriotism is more than supporting the Nation in War time, it means appreciating the gifts of the Founding Fathers even when they do not seem to be in danger.

Patriotic PosterThis is also the lesson we learn with the family on Father Knows Best. In the season finale of the 1951 the kids complain that they don't get to have any fun on the Fourth, but Father paints them a picture of life in 1776.

The lessons of the Founding Fathers are not lost on Patriots, and Radio reminds us of those lessons. The anthology program, Cavalcade Of America, used this theme in a number of episodes, we have included "Thomas Paine" and the story of his famous pamphlets, and "The Patriot With the Chestnut Curls", a true story of a young woman who spies on British Officers who are living in her home during the Revolutionary War. American Portraits give us, among other stories, the tale of John Adams, the second President of the United States. Before the Revolution he takes up the defense of the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre, not out of sympathy for the Redcoats, but from the belief that American must be a just nation, built on Laws and Responsibility.

One duty of a Patriot is to continue to learn about the values and principles that have made us a great nation. The artists of The Free Company came together in the months before Pearl Harbor to remind us of a few of the fundamental freedoms that are worth defending. "People With Light Coming Out of Them" reminds us of the diversity of people that make up these United States. "The Mole On Lincoln's Cheek" reminds us that even the less appealing aspects of American History are better studied than hidden in lies.

"The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants" wrote Thomas Jefferson, and perhaps there can be no finer example of this than the sacrifices made by our fighting men during the Second World War. The first episode of This is War helps us to see the importance of the War. In Wings to Victory we hear the actions of a B-26 bomber crew defending Kiska Island in the Aleutians. Fighting men were often celebrated on the Lux Radio Theater, including adaptations of the movies 'The Navy Comes Through", "The Pride Of the Marines", "Air Force", and "Wake Island".

While listeners may or may not be fans of Baseball, there is no denying that it is athe American Game, and it has been celebrated on the Radio. Lucille Ball gives the game her comic treatment on My Favorite Husband, and the game gets a feminine comic look in Our Miss Brooks as well. A most moving tribute to baseball is the Lux Radio Theater presentation of "Pride Of the Yankees", the Lou Gehrig story. See also: Lands of the Free.

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    73 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 42 hours, 19 min
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    Volume 1 - 39 shows - total playtime 20 hours 37 minutes
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    1. Aldrich Family 420618 150 Selling Christmas Cards.mp3
    2. American Portraits 510710 Ep 1 Incomparable Doctor.mp3
    3. American Portraits 510717 Ep 2 A Storm At Montecello.mp3
    4. American Portraits 510724 Ep 3 John Yankee.mp3
    5. An American Gallery Ep 01 Satchmo.mp3
    6. An American Gallery Ep 02 Man Everybody Liked.mp3
    7. An American Gallery Ep 05 Porgy Bess And George.mp3
    8. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March.mp3
    9. Arch Obolers Plays 450426 House I Live In.mp3
    10. Cavalcade Of America 400430 Thomas Paine.mp3
    11. Cavalcade Of America 420119 An American Is Born.mp3
    12. Cavalcade Of America 490404 Citizen Mama.mp3
    13. Cavalcade Of America 520826 Patriot With Chestnut Curls.mp3
    14. Columbia Presents Corwin 440516 Tapestry For Radio.mp3
    15. Columbia Presents Corwin 440606 Carl Sandberg.mp3
    16. Columbia Presents Corwin 450814 Fourteen August.mp3
    17. Command Performance 440617 Jack Benny.mp3
    18. Command Performance 440913 With Bob Hope.mp3
    19. Command Performance 441026 With Clark Gable.mp3
    20. Command Performance 450904 Victory Extra.mp3
    21. Dangerously Yours 440709 02 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
    22. Father Knows Best 510705 088 Meaning Of Freedoms.mp3
    23. Fibber 410506 0286 Collecting Games Books Army Camps.mp3
    24. Fibber 420407 Scrap Drive.mp3
    25. Fibber 431207 0381 War Is Not Almost Over.mp3
    26. Fibber 450522 0441 Fibber Is In Charge Of War Bond Concert.mp3
    27. Fighting Aaf 450812.mp3
    28. Free Company 410223 People Light Coming Out.mp3
    29. Free Company 410302 American Crusader.mp3
    30. Free Company 410309 Mole On Lincolns Cheek.mp3
    31. Great Gildersleeve 420201 023 Leroy Runs Away.mp3
    32. Great Gildersleeve 430314 073 Income Tax Time.mp3
    33. Great Gildersleeve 460609 Flashback Fourth Of July.mp3
    34. Great Gildersleeve 520702 4 th Of July Speech.mp3
    35. Gulf Screen Guild Theater 411207 Between Americans.mp3
    36. Kraft Music Hall 440608 Guest Cecille B Demille.mp3
    37. Lone Ranger 480630 1635 Lone Rangers Origin.mp3
    38. Lux Radio 390703 226 Bordertown.mp3
    39. Lux Radio 430503 Navy Comes Through.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 21 hours 42 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio 421026 Wake Island.mp3
    2. Lux Radio 421207 War Against Mrs. Hadley.mp3
    3. Lux Radio 430426 394 Lady Has Plans.mp3
    4. Lux Radio 430712 Air Force.mp3
    5. Lux Radio 431004 409 Pride Of Yankees.mp3
    6. Lux Radio 431101 So Proudly We Hail.mp3
    7. Lux Radio 431108 Salute To Marines.mp3
    8. Lux Radio 451231 Pride Of Marines.mp3
    9. Lux Radio 510924 758 Movie Time Usa.mp3
    10. Man Called X 470724 18 Destination Manila.mp3
    11. March Of Time 411211 First Week At War.mp3
    12. Mayor Of Town 420906 101 Tom Williams To Enlist.mp3
    13. My Favorite Husband 490916 054 Girls Play Baseball.mp3
    14. NBC War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser.mp3
    15. Norman Corwin 490710 Citizen Of World.mp3
    16. On A Note Of Triumph 450513.mp3
    17. Orson Welles Almanac 440607 Special Dday Show.mp3
    18. Our Miss Brooks 500326 Baseball Game.mp3
    19. Proudly We Hail 511125 0164 Trial.mp3
    20. Proudly We Hail 521228 0221 Thomas Paine.mp3
    21. Red Skelton 510429 00 Liberty Bell.mp3
    22. Red Skelton 520625 Liberty Bell.mp3
    23. Romance 450918 122 One Life To Live.mp3
    24. Ronald Reagan Speech 840606 Dday Anniversay.mp3
    25. Terry And Pirates 420529 170 Pat Appointed Colonel.mp3
    26. This Is Story 470619 00 x Paderewski Pianist Patriot.mp3
    27. This Is War 420214 001 This Is War.mp3
    28. Treasury Star Parade 430116 144 Children Tomorrow Is Yours.mp3
    29. Vic And Sade 420506 Save Scrap.mp3
    30. We Hold These Truths 411215.mp3
    31. Wings To Victory 430304 X Sergeant Oliver Armstead.mp3
    32. Words At War 440829 61 Simone.mp3
    33. Words At War 450605 98 My Country.mp3
    34. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep.mp3
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    73 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 42 hours, 19 min
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    Volume 1 - 39 shows - total playtime 20 hours 37 minutes
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    1. Aldrich Family 420618 150 Selling Christmas Cards.mp3
    2. American Portraits 510710 Ep 1 Incomparable Doctor.mp3
    3. American Portraits 510717 Ep 2 A Storm At Montecello.mp3
    4. American Portraits 510724 Ep 3 John Yankee.mp3
    5. An American Gallery Ep 01 Satchmo.mp3
    6. An American Gallery Ep 02 Man Everybody Liked.mp3
    7. An American Gallery Ep 05 Porgy Bess And George.mp3
    8. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March.mp3
    9. Arch Obolers Plays 450426 House I Live In.mp3
    10. Cavalcade Of America 400430 Thomas Paine.mp3
    11. Cavalcade Of America 420119 An American Is Born.mp3
    12. Cavalcade Of America 490404 Citizen Mama.mp3
    13. Cavalcade Of America 520826 Patriot With Chestnut Curls.mp3
    14. Columbia Presents Corwin 440516 Tapestry For Radio.mp3
    15. Columbia Presents Corwin 440606 Carl Sandberg.mp3
    16. Columbia Presents Corwin 450814 Fourteen August.mp3
    17. Command Performance 440617 Jack Benny.mp3
    18. Command Performance 440913 With Bob Hope.mp3
    19. Command Performance 441026 With Clark Gable.mp3
    20. Command Performance 450904 Victory Extra.mp3
    21. Dangerously Yours 440709 02 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
    22. Father Knows Best 510705 088 Meaning Of Freedoms.mp3
    23. Fibber 410506 0286 Collecting Games Books Army Camps.mp3
    24. Fibber 420407 Scrap Drive.mp3
    25. Fibber 431207 0381 War Is Not Almost Over.mp3
    26. Fibber 450522 0441 Fibber Is In Charge Of War Bond Concert.mp3
    27. Fighting Aaf 450812.mp3
    28. Free Company 410223 People Light Coming Out.mp3
    29. Free Company 410302 American Crusader.mp3
    30. Free Company 410309 Mole On Lincolns Cheek.mp3
    31. Great Gildersleeve 420201 023 Leroy Runs Away.mp3
    32. Great Gildersleeve 430314 073 Income Tax Time.mp3
    33. Great Gildersleeve 460609 Flashback Fourth Of July.mp3
    34. Great Gildersleeve 520702 4 th Of July Speech.mp3
    35. Gulf Screen Guild Theater 411207 Between Americans.mp3
    36. Kraft Music Hall 440608 Guest Cecille B Demille.mp3
    37. Lone Ranger 480630 1635 Lone Rangers Origin.mp3
    38. Lux Radio 390703 226 Bordertown.mp3
    39. Lux Radio 430503 Navy Comes Through.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 21 hours 42 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio 421026 Wake Island.mp3
    2. Lux Radio 421207 War Against Mrs. Hadley.mp3
    3. Lux Radio 430426 394 Lady Has Plans.mp3
    4. Lux Radio 430712 Air Force.mp3
    5. Lux Radio 431004 409 Pride Of Yankees.mp3
    6. Lux Radio 431101 So Proudly We Hail.mp3
    7. Lux Radio 431108 Salute To Marines.mp3
    8. Lux Radio 451231 Pride Of Marines.mp3
    9. Lux Radio 510924 758 Movie Time Usa.mp3
    10. Man Called X 470724 18 Destination Manila.mp3
    11. March Of Time 411211 First Week At War.mp3
    12. Mayor Of Town 420906 101 Tom Williams To Enlist.mp3
    13. My Favorite Husband 490916 054 Girls Play Baseball.mp3
    14. NBC War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser.mp3
    15. Norman Corwin 490710 Citizen Of World.mp3
    16. On A Note Of Triumph 450513.mp3
    17. Orson Welles Almanac 440607 Special Dday Show.mp3
    18. Our Miss Brooks 500326 Baseball Game.mp3
    19. Proudly We Hail 511125 0164 Trial.mp3
    20. Proudly We Hail 521228 0221 Thomas Paine.mp3
    21. Red Skelton 510429 00 Liberty Bell.mp3
    22. Red Skelton 520625 Liberty Bell.mp3
    23. Romance 450918 122 One Life To Live.mp3
    24. Ronald Reagan Speech 840606 Dday Anniversay.mp3
    25. Terry And Pirates 420529 170 Pat Appointed Colonel.mp3
    26. This Is Story 470619 00 x Paderewski Pianist Patriot.mp3
    27. This Is War 420214 001 This Is War.mp3
    28. Treasury Star Parade 430116 144 Children Tomorrow Is Yours.mp3
    29. Vic And Sade 420506 Save Scrap.mp3
    30. We Hold These Truths 411215.mp3
    31. Wings To Victory 430304 X Sergeant Oliver Armstead.mp3
    32. Words At War 440829 61 Simone.mp3
    33. Words At War 450605 98 My Country.mp3
    34. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep.mp3
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    73 recordings on 47 Audio CDs
    total playtime 40 hours, 40 min

    Disc A001

    1. An American Gallery Ep 01 Satchmo
    2. An American Gallery Ep 02 Man Everybody Liked

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    Disc A002

    1. An American Gallery Ep 05 Porgy Bess And George

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    Disc A003

    1. Lux Radio 390703 226 Bordertown

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    Disc A004

    1. Cavalcade Of America 400430 Thomas Paine
    2. Free Company 410223 People Light Coming Out

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    Disc A005

    1. Free Company 410302 American Crusader
    2. Free Company 410309 Mole On Lincolns Cheek

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    Disc A006

    1. Fibber 410506 0286 Collecting Games Books Army Camps
    2. Gulf Screen Guild Theater 411207 Between Americans

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    Disc A007

    1. March Of Time 411211 First Week At War

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    Disc A008

    1. We Hold These Truths 411215

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    Disc A009

    1. Cavalcade Of America 420119 An American Is Born
    2. Great Gildersleeve 420201 023 Leroy Runs Away

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    Disc A010

    1. This Is War 420214 001 This Is War
    2. Fibber 420407 Scrap Drive

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    Disc A011

    1. Vic And Sade 420506 Save Scrap
    2. Terry And Pirates 420529 170 Pat Appointed Colonel
    3. Aldrich Family 420618 150 Selling Christmas Cards

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    Disc A012

    1. Mayor Of Town 420906 101 Tom Williams To Enlist

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    Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio 421026 Wake Island

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    Disc A014

    1. Lux Radio 421207 War Against Mrs. Hadley

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    Disc A015

    1. Treasury Star Parade 430116 144 Children Tomorrow Is Yours
    2. Wings To Victory 430304 X Sergeant Oliver Armstead

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    Disc A016

    1. Great Gildersleeve 430314 073 Income Tax Time

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    Disc A017

    1. Lux Radio 430426 394 Lady Has Plans

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    Disc A018

    1. Lux Radio 430503 Navy Comes Through

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    Disc A019

    1. Lux Radio 430712 Air Force

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    Disc A020

    1. Lux Radio 431004 409 Pride Of Yankees

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    Disc A021

    1. Lux Radio 431101 So Proudly We Hail

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    Disc A022

    1. Lux Radio 431108 Salute To Marines

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    Disc A023

    1. Fibber 431207 0381 War Is Not Almost Over

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    Disc A024

    1. NBC War Bond Parade 440207 07 Ronald Colman Kay Kyser

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    Disc A025

    1. Columbia Presents Corwin 440516 Tapestry For Radio
    2. Columbia Presents Corwin 440606 Carl Sandberg

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    Disc A026

    1. Orson Welles Almanac 440607 Special Dday Show
    2. Kraft Music Hall 440608 Guest Cecille B Demille

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    Disc A027

    1. Command Performance 440617 Jack Benny
    2. Dangerously Yours 440709 02 Pirate Of Orleans

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    Disc A028

    1. Words At War 440829 61 Simone
    2. Command Performance 440913 With Bob Hope

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    Disc A029

    1. Command Performance 441026 With Clark Gable
    2. Any Bonds Tonight 441226 Emblem Of Peace March

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    Disc A030

    1. Arch Obolers Plays 450426 House I Live In

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    Disc A031

    1. On A Note Of Triumph 450513

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    Disc A032

    1. Fibber 450522 0441 Fibber Is In Charge Of War Bond Concert
    2. Words At War 450605 98 My Country

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    Disc A033

    1. Fighting Aaf 450812
    2. Columbia Presents Corwin 450814 Fourteen August

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    Disc A034

    1. Romance 450918 122 One Life To Live

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    Disc A035

    1. Lux Radio 451231 Pride Of Marines

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    Disc A036

    1. Great Gildersleeve 460609 Flashback Fourth Of July
    2. This Is Story 470619 00 x Paderewski Pianist Patriot

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    Disc A037

    1. Man Called X 470724 18 Destination Manila
    2. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep

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    Disc A038

    1. Lone Ranger 480630 1635 Lone Rangers Origin
    2. Cavalcade Of America 490404 Citizen Mama

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    Disc A039

    1. Norman Corwin 490710 Citizen Of World

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    Disc A040

    1. My Favorite Husband 490916 054 Girls Play Baseball
    2. Our Miss Brooks 500326 Baseball Game

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    Disc A041

    1. Red Skelton 510429 00 Liberty Bell
    2. Father Knows Best 510705 088 Meaning Of Freedoms

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    Disc A042

    1. American Portraits 510710 Ep 1 Incomparable Doctor
    2. American Portraits 510717 Ep 2 A Storm At Montecello

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    Disc A043

    1. American Portraits 510724 Ep 3 John Yankee

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    Disc A044

    1. Lux Radio 510924 758 Movie Time Usa

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    Disc A045

    1. Proudly We Hail 511125 0164 Trial
    2. Red Skelton 520625 Liberty Bell

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    Disc A046

    1. Great Gildersleeve 520702 4 th Of July Speech
    2. Cavalcade Of America 520826 Patriot With Chestnut Curls

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    Disc A047

    1. Proudly We Hail 521228 0221 Thomas Paine
    2. Ronald Reagan Speech 840606 Dday Anniversay

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