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Bob Hope and WWII: Unbroken Bonds

In the fourth video from our series, Bob Hope recalls some of the horrors he witnessed during World War II as he and his troupe circled the globe to entertain troops and visit the wounded. The experience created an enduring connection between the comedian and the young soldiers and sailors he met along the way: "I'd like to thank every kid in uniform for the honor of working for him."

This video is 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