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Bob Hope and WWII: A Battlefront Serenade

In the fifth video of our series, we present a poignant musical interlude: Bob Hope and two members of his troupe of entertainers, Jerry Colonna and Tony Romano, harmonize on a rendition of the ballad "If I Had My Way," serenading the troops on the battle-scarred Bougainville Island. 

Presented in conjunction with our exhibition So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II, which was organized by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.

Creative: Tronvig Group