A British prisoner of war in drag, performing for "The Timbertown Follies", at a prisoner of war camp in Groningen. Photographic postcard, 191-.
- [between 1910 and 1919?]
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About this work
The soldier is one of the stars of the Timbertown Follies, Mr. P.R. ("Mollie") Morgan
He is dressed up for one of the many revues staged by some of the 1,500 or so members of the First Royal Naval Brigade, interned as prisoners of war in the camp outside Groningen, northern Netherlands, from 1914 to 1918, which they nicknamed HMS Timbertown. As they were not involved in any conflict and were housed in reasonable comfort with time on their hands, they were able to stage some very elaborate and professional theatrical revues which became famous back in the UK. Their performances included pastiches of many of the revues and musical comedies produced in England at this time
Where to find it
The James Gardiner Collection
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Military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag