Marlene Dietrich, “a German who had renounced her country following the rise of the Nazis and rejected Hitler’s request that she return–became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get.” ” When asked why she had traveled to war zones to entertain and comfort Allied troops, she famously and simply replied, “aus Anstand.” “It was the decent thing to do.””

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