And to mark the occasion, Geneablogie has asked Jill Daniels, “England’s No. 1 WWII/1940s Entertainer,” to favor (or as she says, “favour”) us with a celebratory reminiscence of a great Irving Berlin tune.
Among the soldiers trained at Camp Upton was a Russian emigre born Israel Isidore Beilin.
It was titled God Bless America. In 1943, the now-famous songwriter saw his Army camp revue
turned into a popular movie, taking its title from one of his Yaphank ditties, This is the Army.
To book Jill Daniels, or just to hear more of her singing, see her website, jilldaniels.com
June 14, 2008 Saturday at 7:15 pm