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  1. Patriciainfrance says

    I am so pleased that this film clip has been saved, the lady in the middle is the one who started the group, Ann Canning and she was my aunt as well as my God mother, I believe the lady on the left is Joy Worth and the one on the right playing the piano is Kay Cavendish. The line up would change according to who was available at the time they were needed but one night at the London Palladium they discovered that Monty was in the audience. He came back stage and asked various acts if they would be prepared to join ENSA. My mother, Christabel Morrell (Canning was a stage name) was in the group at the time and very quickly uniforms were made for the girls, passports sorted and they were shipped off to entertain the troops. On the ship on the way to Tripoli they were torpedoed, rescued by a military ship which was in the area (I think it was American but not sure) but their costumes went to the bottom of the sea sadly. They improvised and put on the show as true troopers do.

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