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WW2 Era Voices of Victory “Living Letter” Audio Recording

Discussion in 'Living History' started by Heartfeltzero, Apr 20, 2023.

  1. Heartfeltzero

    Heartfeltzero Active Member

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    This is a WW2 era audio recorded message made by a Serviceman. During WW2, service members could have these made and sent to family. They would typically include a brief hello, checking up on Family, sometimes they’d even sing a tune.

    This has been digitized by myself. I recorded it straight from a record player and then cleaned up the audio as much as possible as there was a good amount of background noise. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Very nice. I wasn't aware that these existed. It was kind of surreal hearing, rather than just reading. Thanks.
     
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  3. Heartfeltzero

    Heartfeltzero Active Member

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    I’m glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    Bryan Kimmey New Member

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    Good work- thanks for the post!
     
  5. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    National Archives are working oral histories from WWII vets, the ones that are left. You might see if they'd like a copy of your gem.
     

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