Radio: Sounds of Home

During World War II, the U.S. Armed Forces radio piped overseas such native noises as Lana Turner's sigh, an umpire shouting "Play Ball!" at Ebbets Field, the whimper of a puppy. Last week, from Gibraltar to Korea, British soldiers & sailors were also hearing the sounds of home. A BBC overseas program called You Asked for It carried such nostalgic sounds as the chime of Southampton's Civic Center clock striking 8, the rumble of the Welsh express going through the Severn tunnel, the Dunstable Salvation Army band blowing itself "pink in the face beside the traffic lights on a Saturday evening."

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