Here’s a treasure I picked up at a rummage sale a while ago. Two very large 16″ acetates* that lost their labels a long time ago. I love picking up unmarked acetates as they’re a complete surprise. Sometimes it’s a child’s bad piano rehearsal, sometimes it’s gold like this one.
The recording is a WWII field report for NBC that’s almost 13 minutes long. The reporter (Tom Stewart) is in Italy doing a segment on a Red Cross Trainmobile called the “Yankee Dipper”.
I have been trying to research the “Yankee Dipper”, but have not found any information. The Red Cross website says:
Records indicate that specialized use of railroad cars during World War II may have been limited to two “trainmobiles” that delivered services and comfort supplies to Allied armed forces overseas, much like the converted buses and trucks, called “clubmobiles“, that provided doughnuts and coffee to the military.