|At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces — Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.|
The data with respect to Perry's V DISC recordings has been provided courtesy of Dr. Stephen Bedwell, a well-known expert concerning the V DISC program and its history. Dr. Bedwell is a retired Halifax, Nova Scotia, neurologist. In November, 1998, he appeared in a three-part series, "The History of V DISCS", on CBC Radio Two "In Performance" hosted by Eric Friesen. Dr. Bedwell has a remarkable knowledge and an engaging interest in the music of this period.
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