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Booklet titled " Army Hit Kit." Tri-fold booklet printed on newsprint paper. It dates to 1944. Beginning in 1943, the Special Services Division of the U.S. Army sent song lyrics and sheet music to troops serving on the front each month. Music was considered good for recreation and morale. The booklets contained popular American music, which kept the soldiers acquainted with what was going on at home. This booklet contains the lyrics to seven songs: It Had to Be You; Swinging on a Star; You Made Me Love You; The Marseillaise; Good Night, Wherever You Are; Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet; and Amor. The booklets were distributed during mail call so that even soldiers who didn't receive letters got something.

Creator: Shapiro, Bernstein & Company, Inc.
Date: 1944

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Item Number: 309468
KSHS Identifier: 2012.54.2

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