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Variety Acts And Turns Of The Second World War 1939-1945 [DVD]


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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Sfe
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 156 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ER6T86
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,065 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Variety ActsAnd TurnsOf The Second World War .
Another first on DVD Over 2 1/2 hours of the performances and songs sung by the
populist, morale boosting variety acts and singers of the Second World War. Artistswho
helped the frontline troops and home front civilians alike to Keep Smiling Through the
dark days of war.
Featuring balancing acts, strongmen, comedians, musicians and singers including
Flanagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, Robb Wilton, Sydney Burchall, Tommy Trinder, Peter
Sinclair, Vera Lynn, Max Wall, Joe Loss, Cyril Fletcher, Tommy Handley and Mantovani
among many, many more!
This release also celebrates the wartime work of ENSA - the 'Entertainments National
Service Association' set up in 1939 to provide entertainment for British armed service
personnel throughout the war. ENSA endearingly became known by the troops as 'Every
Night Something Awful!'
Another winning title in our distinctively retro-packaged best-selling Second World War
Collection!
TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 156 Mins REGION 0 - PAL

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DIVADEN on 25 April 2012
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This DVD is sooo good. Can't stop playing it! Wonderful to see the old performers on film and looking really rather uncomfortable out of their Music Hall settings! Wartime archive material fantastic. Memories of the songs that my Mum and Dad used to sing at parties too. Already got one for a friend who loves it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N R C on 20 Aug 2013
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Documentary Feature -Variety Acts And Turns Of The Second World War 1939-1945 [DVD]Most disappointing. My wife and I hoped to relive our time through the early 40s.
There were a lot of acts by people we had never heard of but an extreme absence of those we remembered: ITMA, Arthur Askey and Dickie Murdock, Flanagan and Allen, Will Hay and so on for many more who were missing. Only brief appearances by Vera and Gracie.
We did not know who most of the acts were, so did not really get any enjoyment from this DVD.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By perria on 3 Dec 2011
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Was great fun to rediscover some of our lost entertainment heritage. Didn't know so much live veriety entertainment was no more.
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By Janet Ross on 11 April 2014
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Fast moving and very entertaining. So many acts that it is a real blast from the past. A great DVD and purchase. Arrived promptly and in good condition.
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By linda Johnson on 12 Oct 2013
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Absolutely really enjoyed this DVD, I love the old acts from the 20th century, they always looked like they enjoyed what they did.
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Excellent! Great sound and picture quality considering the age of the material.
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