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Music of the war years


Last year, writer Bill Flynn was presenting a lecture about his book, “A Drumbeat Too Near: Cape Cod WW II,” at the Eastham Historical Society’s 1869 Schoolhouse Museum.

The program wasn’t all pictures and history, however. In fact, Flynn actually burst into song, bringing back a few of the best-loved tunes from the war years.

“I sang a few songs and it went over really well,” Flynn said. “People really joined in and related to it, because I think they heard them when they were kids and or their parents knew them.”

Flynn will return to the Schoolhouse Museum on Oct. 20 for a “Songfest,” featuring more of the songs from the World War II era. The audience is invited to sing along, while images and lyrics grace the screen.

Read the rest of the story in the Oct. 7 edition of the Cape Codder …

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