Mail call, radio program [sound recording].

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Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Mail call, radio program [sound recording].

Mail call, radio program [sound recording].

Radio program produced by the Special Service Division of the U.S. War Department for broadcast to troops in battle in World War II.

23 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.

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