Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

An episode of the present war, with its scene laid in the Duckla pass. It shows how the Russians, expecting an attack from the Austrians, are told by Czechs and Slovaks who are fighting (against their will) as allies of the latter, that they need fear no shots from them as their hearts are wholly with Russia. The playlet ends with the death of the Czech messenger as he proclaims his love of bohemia and his hate of the Austrian oppressor. Recommended for license, Ernest. A. Bendall

Licensed On: 21 Mar 1916

License Number: 144


British Library Reference: LCP1916/6

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66127 R


31 Mar 1916 Pavilion Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
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This was a matinee performance in aid of Serbian refugees. The play is based the incident which occurred on the night of 3 April 1915 during the Russian occupation of the Dukla Pass.