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54848: Photograph of comedy sketch staged in Prisoner of War Camp

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posted on 2024-02-23, 18:17 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

My father, George Foreman, was captured on the last day of the Somme. He left his boots behind as he was pulled from the trench by a German soldier. In Dülmen POW Camp, the men put on shows. I have 20 photo/postcards, some of the men in uniform, in groups or singly, and some from the shows they staged. Sometimes men took a lady's role, the result could be comical or quite fetching. My dad played the piano so there is no photo of him. Most of the cards are signed, with rank, regiment and country. Should there be any enquiries, my family and I would be pleased to pass on individual cards to rightful descendants.

Editor's Comment:
Two men in civilian clothes, with caption: '[.]MP Theatre . Dülmen.Comedy Duo - Makintosh and Corni[sh].'

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Identifier

5098.jpg| GWA_3712_Mackintosh___Cornish.jpg|

Subject

Foreman, George

Date

May 1918

Date Created

01/05/1918

Temporal Coverage

30/05/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Janette G Ward

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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