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  • Short Summary

    Song and dance show for the forces in a field. Staged on back of a truck.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Various shots of ENSA (E.N.S.A. - Entertainments National Service Association) show in field. The stage is built between two trucks. Shots of performers on stage.

    Various shots of soldiers watching ENSA show from hillside - they look very relaxed.

    Good shots of entertainers doing song and dance act on stage - long frocks and top hats etc.

    LS of trucks drawn together to make stage.

    More shots of men enjoying show.

    Shots of entertainers and shots of band relaxing between numbers.

    Various shots of Wild West style dance number. The cast take their bows.

    Note: some people say ENSA stands for 'Every Night Something Awful'... (SL).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1893.14
    Media URN:
    72643
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:56:00 / 01:51:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 906 A

Comments (3)

  1. B.Moogk says

    Description is longer than shown in video. These scenes are not shown: \"Shots of entertainers and shots of band relaxing between numbers. Various shots of Wild West style dance number. The cast take their bows.\"

    This is a footage of a show in Banville, Normandy on July 30 1944. I would really like to see the rest of this film as it would be the earliest moving images of the famous Canadian comedy duo, Wayne and Shuster.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosnormandie/8690201586/

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  2. B.Moogk says

    The run time in the data is 2:54 minutes while the video is 0:59. That is two minutes missing.

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  3. B.Moogk says

    See Canadian Army Newsreel Number 38 at 9:50 minutes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcTEFlQCJhA&index=39&list=PL04CC43B7CD63C686

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