Entertainment troops at work in Australia.
Artificial flowers made from specially treated leaves by former actress Beatrix Thompson.
Rest camp for British Troops in Belgium.
Comedy musicians the Bill Hall Trio, including Spike Milligan, play version of "The Canary".
Servicemen enjoy a good sing song at an ENSA concert.
Nice story showing an ENSA company entertaining soldiers in the desert.
ENSA entertainers are fitted out for their costumes backstage at the Drury Lane theatre.
Song and dance show for the forces in a field. Staged on back of a truck.
Footage of cinema projectors being loaded into a van bound for the from line, London.
Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Gracie Fields and Jack Hylton and his band at Ensa Concert.
Gracie Fields sings "Sally" to sailors and marines.
Tommy Trinder gives impromptu concert to soldiers in Foggia, Italy.
Good footage of variety show held by ENSA.
Scenes of a Greek wedding and British troops relaxing in Cyprus.
An ENSA-sponsored pageant is performed on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral.
Kay Cavendish returns from entertaining troops and plans concert in Britain.
The Two Leslies entertain with jokes and a song about what will happen when war is over.
Peter Kent and Ted Martin take mobile ENSA theatre to entertain men at searchlight station.
Various shots of troops returning to Britain.
Charity appeal for Toc H - society formed to fight boredom and misery of forces overseas. c. 1944
Gracie Fields and Arthur Askey perform at E.N.S.A. show in 1940.
A look around picturesque Dorset village, home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Travelogue item showing pretty seaside town of Poole in Dorset.
Picturesque Brockenhurst and surrounding areas in New Forest, Hampshire.
Travelogue item about idyllic Hampshire village of Freefolk.
Travelogue item about picturesque Dorset town of Shaftesbury.
Teenage contortionist and juggler May Wong gives performance of her variety act.
Footage of Leslie Henson and other stars rehearsing his Concert Party at Drury Lane, London.
Jack Warner and Will Fyffe entertain crowds at a Community singing event in Hendon.
Sydney Howard, Richard Hearne and company entertain troops in the show 'Shephard's Pie'.
Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features the Second World War.
A look at entertainment on offer to American and Canadian servicemen in Britain.
Gracie Fields serves tea and entertains troops. 1940?
British soldiers enjoy a break at the seaside.
Ventriloquist Arthur Prince performs a routine with his sailor boy dummy.
Ventriloquist Arthur and sailor dummy Jim perform song "Something about the Sea", several references to the war.
Singer Adelaide Hall is among the cabaret artists at The New Florida Club in London.
Sir Edward Evans introduces George Formby who sings at a shelter concert in London.
A look at one of the world's smallest stages in the Gate Theatre, London.
The singer and comedian entertains British troops in France.
George Formby singing "Imagine Me on the Maginot Line".
Formby collects old pots and pans for scrap metal - then sings a song.
Singer Gracie Fields entertaining troops in France
Footage of the singer Gracie Fields entertaining members of the British Expeditionary Force in France.
Duplicate of item in newsreel 39/92 - see separate record for details.
George Formby sings songs to the troops including the 'Swinging along with the Boy of the New Brigade'.
Good footage of Gracie Fields talking into camera.
Comedians Flanagan and Allen sing "Underneath the Arches" at Kentish Town feeding centre.
Good footage of Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen entertaining the troops.
The Squadronnaires playing Rustle of Swing.
Cuts from newsreel story 46/86 - Monty and Jack Warner at El Alamein Anniversary concert.
Jack Warner and Jeff Darnell sing 'Just A Pair of Foreign Legionnaires'.
Activities at American airfield.
Activities at the American airfield.
Footage of British soldier landing on beach. Probably France.
Soldiers board landing craft at port.
Shots of burning and wrecked buildings after German bombing raid on Paris.
Great shots of showgirls as we join them on the stage of the Bal Tabourin nightclub in Paris.
Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh make appeals for the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund.
Actors repair bomb damage Embassy Theatre.
New Cochran operetta 'Big Ben' rehearsed in London's theatre.
Anita D'Ray and other Windmill Girls at work and rest. London.
A woman takes a boat trip, landladies gossip, and woman buys tickets for show.
Glamour girls have a pleasure boat trip on the Thames.
American comedians Olsen and Johnson arrive to London's Casino Theatre.
Covent Garden opera house gets ready for the opening of ballet after seven years.
Cuts (rushes, out takes) for story THE RAINBOW ENDS in 46/4.
Great story shows a day in the life of Windmill Theatre showgirl Anita D'Ray.
Good item showing dress rehearsal for first television broadcast after the war. London.
Various Hollywood stars are presented to the King and Queen at Royal Command Performance.
Male comedy team McGregor and West perform sketch dressed as two old women.
Great stock shots of London's theatre land. Illuminated signs and people going into seats.
Topical comedy with drag act comedians Warden and West, aka Biddy and Fanny.
Comedian Jerry Verno dresses as a housewife and sings about clothes rationing.
Excellent item about women's obsession with her waist over the years.
8 reels of naval footage - some newsreel items, some unedited material. 1939?
Footage of new inventions including bumper that prevents people walking into lamp posts.
Trailer warning about the use of proper lighting and brakes on cars and bikes in the blackout.
Leicester prepares for an experimental anti-aircraft blackout.
London and Brighton see the return of illuminations and neon signs. Crowds fill Piccadilly.
Excellent footage about dance hostess at Stage Door Canteen club in London.
Various shots of London theatres at night and daytime.
Prince of Wales visits film studios and watches actors at work.
RAF men learn to fly and maintain planes in the clear skies of South Africa.
Great choice of suits - even tailor-made - ready for RAF men at Uxbridge release depot.
Men from the Merchant Navy return home and sign off. London.
A short trailer film telling people what opportunities are available to demobbed servicemen.
Documentary film about the last months of WWII - end of fighting in Europe and Far East.
Pay day for British soldiers.
American paratroopers waiting on airfield and inside bomber - preparing for D-day landings?
Edward Ward who spent over three years in captivity talks about POW camps.
Allied POW's freed, looted treasure found, Churchill calls for victory over Japan now.
RAF Guinea pig club for men whose faces and limbs have been restored by plastic surgery.
U-boat sunk in the Atlantic.
A report on the latest in the German - Czechoslovakian crisis.
Good shots about men joining up with the Pioneer Corps.
Amateur Athletic Association championships and Plastic Surgery club for early Guinea Pigs.
An ardent fan buys tickets for While the Sun Rises performed by Mahalah Haggard and Co.
A Big Band made up of Servicemen perform for the ranks.
Great shots of RAF dance, band are servicemen who played in professional bands before war.
Pathe looks deeply into the issue of the Cinema Tax.