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Rearview Mirror: Escape by isle resident among WWI’s centennial stories

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“What really got me going into music was the work I did with (poet) Don Blanding.”

Robert Alexander Anderson

His capture by the Germans and escape while he was serving in the British Royal Air Force was turned into the movie “Dawn Patrol.” He also wrote more than 120 songs including “Lovely Hula Hands” and “Mele Kalikimaka.”

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COURTESY WORLD WAR ONE CENTENNIAL TASK FORCE

The Hawaii Naval Militia posed on the steps of Iolani Palace in 1917. Below, the War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki.

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War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki.