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51461: The Green Eye of the Yellow God

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Recording made circa 1983 by Walter Powell of one of the many monologues (this one a poem by J. Milton Hayes) that he would recite as his party piece, in the army, and later in a Pierrot troupe entertaining the wounded Tommies in one of the many military hospitals in Llandrindod Wells.

Part of a collection relating to Walter H. Powell, Llandrindod Wells, (private / driver M2-267205 Mechanised Transport Army Service Corps). Born 1898, Walter tried to join up under-age on a number of occasions, finally succeeding in 1916. He served many months - (more than 2 years?) - in different army units in Britain, before going over to France. He served as a despatch rider for an anti-aircraft battery in 1918-1919. Walter was gassed "suffering the effects all his life". He was a founder member of Toc-H in Llandrindod, and a keen footballer - he died in 1994 aged 96. However Walter's older brothers (Cliff and Percy Powell) and his uncle (Humphrey Powell) died of wounds sustained during the war.

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7889.mp3| GWA_6952_The_Green_Eye_of_the_Yellow_God.mp3|

Creator

Powell, Walter

Date

1983

Date Created

01/01/1983

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1983

Source

Tape

Medium

Tape

Type

Other

Contributor

Alun Edwards | Alun Edwards | Bryan and Liz Edwards

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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