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From Internet: Joan Leslie, Stephan McNalley
In honor of Memorial Day, a re-enactment of the story of the Four Chaplains: the sinking of the USAT Dorchester on 1943-02-03 by Nazis. The four Chaplains sacrificed themselves by giving their life vests to younger soldiers.
The four chaplains aboard the USS Dorchester reminisce on their lives, then discuss forming a quartet to entertain other passengers. As the ship goes down, actors deliver lines from the perspective of soldiers on the boat. A narrator dramatically contextualizes the event in honor of Memorial Day. Adapted by Father Timothy Mulvey from the book "Faith of Our Fighters" by Ellwood C. Nance. Originally produced by NBC.
Alexander Scorby - Narrator
Joe De Santis, John Larkin, Burt Cowlan, Philip Wolfe - Four Chaplains
Anne Seymour - the Mother
Ronnie Liss - Jackson
Larry Hames - Jimmy
Fritzi Colehagen - Teresa
Jay Winburn and Arthur Lay - Music & Sound Technician
Diane Casper - Production Assistant
Jerry Sandler - Producer & Director
The Four Chaplains are also the subject of 69023, Four Chaplains Dinner ; Miscellaneous.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69088
Municipal archives id: LT360