WW1 POW concert programme

Contributed by caroline77

WW1 POW concert programme

I found this slip of paper today tucked into a Keats anthology belonging to my great Uncle, Lt Harvey, (first on bill singing The Old Bold Mate). He was a POW in WW1 and the 'address' is german. It reminds one how determined people can be, all those old words about pluck and pulling together. Here are a group of sea men entertaining themselves and keeping their chins up. Also featured are many comic songs, a 'lightning sketch artist', a scotch comedian, a cockney comedian and others. Cancelled was Able Seaman Powell singing 'Mona from Barcelona'
Perhaps the fact that he saved it suggests that he was later nostalgic for simpler/more intense times. 'God Save the King' is printed at the bottom.
On the back is a very faint pencil map(?) which my children are convinced is an escape plan. Perhaps it has something to do with Act number 9 'a conjuring stunt' by Leading Seaman Heard.

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German POW camp

Culture
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1918

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20cm
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10cm
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