Entertaining the troops

The most famous of Canada's First World War concert parties, the Dumbells were a favourite with military audiences during the war, and civilian audiences after. Their 1918 show featured a sketch called Vimyology, which looked back on the war from the year 2017. Its patron was Major-General Louis Lipsett, who would be killed in action in October 1918.

The Dumbells, Assisted by Third Division Bands, Third Canadian Divisional Concert Party, France, 1918

Dumbells 1918.pdf (13.15 MB)
sl.l folded, 27.4cm x 21.1cm
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War