It is an opportunity to see the best in one of our greatest entertainers of all time as Time Life brings to DVD “Bob Hope Salutes the Troops.”

Bob Hope has been a mainstay of troop entertainment for generations bringing laughs, singing, dancing and a thankful heart to those who have served. Over 50 Christmases of his life were spent entertaining our military from battleships and battlefields all over the world.

From Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand and the South China Sea on board the Midway, USS Hancock and the USS New Jersey, there isn’t any place that Bob Hope wouldn’t go for a show. That includes Guan, Okinawa, the Philippines and Formosa on the USS Kitty Hawk to Thailand, Los, Spain and Cuba and Saudi Arabia.

All of the performances in appreciation to the troops as Hope did his part to bring moments of joy and laughter in a tense time.

This commemorative 3-disc set is available exclusively at WalMart bringing some of Bob Hope’s historic television specials across five decades. The set is packed with patriotic memories, laughs and the stars who shared the stage on military bases from Vietnam to Saudi Arabia.

Time Life has brought this never before released anywhere classic collection of the series to fans. For more of what Time Life has to offer fans of classic television visit

The DVD includes “Bob Hope’s Christmas Cheer in Saudi Arabia” that originally aired in January of 1991 during Operation Desert Shield, “The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World” with the USO that originally aired in January of 1969, and “Bob Hope: Memories of WWII” as he looks back to the war with his wife Dolores.

“The Bob Hope Christmas Special” airing January 1965, “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in January 1963, “The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the Globe with the USA” airing in January 1972 and “The Bob Hope Christmas Special” airing in January 1973.

Each of these shows bring guests such as Maria Osmond, Dick Elbers, Ann Margaret, Jill St. John, Lana Turner, Vida Blue, Lola Falana and LA quarterback Roman Gabriel and astronaut Alan Shepard just to name a few!

The most amazing part of this collection is that the entertainment is not only for the troops now, audiences everyone can once again revisit the fun. That’s what makes Time Life so amazing! They have brought back memories for many of us but also a chance to share with our families some of the best comedy by an iconic star that isn’t really seen anymore today.

His dedication was astounding and the troops loved him, Bob Hope will always been thought of with fondness and light – I’m sure he wouldn’t have it any other way. “Bob Hope Salutes the Troops” is over 395 minutes of Hope for the Holidays bringing happiness that can now continue to do so for years to come.

In the end – thanks for the memories Mr. Hope!



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