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Hollywood History

June 2024
1min read

I read with interest the editor’s comments about being a historical adviser for the film Glory . Obviously his purview did not include the music. I noted a glaring error when I first saw the film: the music in the Yankee camp as the 54th marched back after its first (and successful) combat with Southern troops. The song being played was “The Bonnie Blue Flag!”—about as appropriate as U.S. troops entering Paris to the strains of “Das Horst Wessel Lied”!

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