Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an adaptation of a story by Alphonse Daudet of the entry of the Prussians into Paris, in 1871. An aged Colonel, who has served in the grand army, being very ill, has been deceived by his granddaughter and his doctor about the French defeats, and on the very day of the Prussians entry into Paris has been told that Berlin has fallen. Unfortunately he is left alone in the room when they begin to march past his flat in the Champs Elysee and suddenly seeing their uniforms he falls back dead. The pathos is genuine and there would have been no reason, even before the War, why it should not be Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 30 Sep 1914

License Number: 2963



British Library Reference: LCP1914/30

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66078 M


1 Oct 1914 Little Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance