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Eccentric Club Entertain Wounded Soldiers
Eccentric Club Entertain Wounded Soldiers

Eccentric Club Entertain Wounded Soldiers 1916

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Eccentric Club Entertain Wounded Soldiers 1916

3 mins United Kingdom

Some 600 wounded soldiers, as well as civilians and Boy Scouts, are drawn to Tagg’s Island, a small Thames island near Hampton Court, for an afternoon of entertainment Fred Karno’s Karsino. Karno was an impresario and comic who built a music hall on Tagg’s Island in 1912. During the war, it became popular with soldiers, hundreds of whom can be seen here watching performances, picnicking on the lawn and, despite their crutches, staging a mock brawl.

Selected by London's Screen Archives From the BFI National Archive

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Troop concerts Karno, Fred (1866-1941) World War I Wounded and injured people Crowds

Collection

1916 on Film

Released

1916

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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