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By John E. Reed
Raupo Books

"Towards the end of 1943 the people of New Zealand had the opportunity of hearing the Kiwi Concert Party while it was back on furlough from the Middle East. So great was the interest in the show, and so numerous were the requests for a story of the unit's activities, that this little book has been written to satisfy the requirement. [...] It is a true account of the wanderings of the Party from the Turkish border to the Island of Malta; it is my hope that you will feel that you are one with us on our travels, that you will enjoy our fun and appreciate our discomforts.

We invite you, ladies and gentlemen, to join, in imagination, the boys of the 2nd NZEF at a Kiwi performance in the Western Desert... the theatre walls and the comfortable seats have gone; the chilly stars are gleaming above you -- sit down on the sand and pull up your greatcoat collar against the breeze, for the stage is bounded only by night. From widely scattered dugouts and trucks, you and your pals have walked across the sand converging on the small focus of human gaiety, an oasis of light and sound in a vast black world.

The orchestra is seated on their chairs in the sand; the lights flicker up on the front curtain, the man next to you has opened a bottle of Stella; there's music in the air; it's the Kiwi Revue."

142 pages
Format: Softback (Card)

"Wholly set up, printed and bound by Clark & Matheson Ltd., 101-107 Albert Street, Auckland, for A. H. and A. W. Reed, Publishers, 182 Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand. 1944."

Foxing to pages and cover. Previous owner's name written in biro inside the front cover. Otherwise book is in good condition.

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No responsibility accepted for items lost or damaged in the post.

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