CHERISHING OUR VALLEY 2013
When "Swing" music swung into World War II, America had an additional psychological weapon that our enemies did not. While the Nazis burned books and goose stepped, American, Canadians, British, Australians and New Zealanders had jazz, and a sense of freedom even their older generations did not have. The role that swing music played in the war is hard to measure. The photographs in this blog collected by Ralph Mazzillo Sr. reflect a generation that knew that the bugle boy who played taps was also just as capable of swinging out.