[Concert Program] Item 25: International Theatre (Gustrow Camp)

Accession Number PUBS002/007/001/001/025
Collection number Souvenirs 2 Collection (Concert and Theatre Programs, First World War, 1914-1919) 7/1/1/25
Collection type Published Collection
Measurement Overall: 22.9 x 14.5cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany: Gustrow
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use. Attached digital images provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Souvenir concert program produced during the First World War. This program is for a concert organised by prisoners at Gustrow camp in Germany on 8 September 1918. The concert was put on by the Second British Pierrot Entertainment, The Gustrow Bing Boys. The name, Bing Boys, came from a performance troop which was popular in England at the beginning of the First World War. Written in English, the program features various songs and orchestra pieces one of these, Alexanders Rag Time Band, was written by Irving Berlin. The program is missing the bottom half of the second page.