TIMETOREMEMBERTRAGEDYANDTRIUMPH–MEMORIESOFWORLDWARIIACT1Scene1-IntroductionWho Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?The World At War - NarrationScene2-WhenILookBackWould I Ever Win Her Heart? - ReflectionMoonlight Serenade Scene3-TelegraphistAirGunnersEast Camp or Worthy Down All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor East Camp SongNursie, Nursie Dance With A Dolly You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby Oh Johnny, Oh! Scene4-EastCampDon’t Fence Me In (A Tribute to The Swordfish) A Moment of Terror - NarrationLeft Behind Tragedy-NarrationSoFarawayFromHomeScene5-CanadianInEnglandCreatingAnIllusion-NarrationTheseBritishFolk!Bless‘EmAllButHeFollowedUs!Quartermaster’sStoresKissMeGoodnightSergeantMajorThe First Thing They Asked ForScene6-TheChannelDashFebruary12,1942-NarrationThroughtheMist,ItBegan-ReflectionA Tribute To Courage - NarrationDanny BoyScene7-BattlesOverBrittainNewYearsEve1940-ReflectionIt’sALovelyDayTomorrowDefendingBritain-NarrationFlying FortressesScene8-OnTheHomefrontIn Sydney, Australia - ReflectionA Wartime RomanceAnniversary Waltz When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) TheTallBlondHairedDrummer-ReflectionAppleBlossomTimeLiliMarleneWhat Am I Going to Do?Bell Bottom TrousersDon’t Sit Under The Apple TreeScene9-DunkirkTheLittleShipsOfDunkirk-NarrationI’llBeSeeingYouScene10-WingsOverTheNavyOff To The Pacific - ReflectionWings Over The Navy PackUpYourTroublesIt’sALongWayToTipperaryACTIIScene1-ThePubDon’tDillyDally(FollowTheVan)TavernInTheTownRollOutTheBarrelElmer’sTuneBeLiketheKettleAndSingBoomps-A-DaisyTakeMeBackToDearOldBlightyCocoanutsKneesUpMotherBrownScene2-51stHighlandDivisionRememberedATributeToThe51stHighlanders-NarrationLochLomondKeepTheHomeFiresBurningScene3-OnMargatePromenadeI’ll Pray For You Six Long Years of Waiting - ReflectionWhen I Grow Too Old To Dream Scene4-OnTheCarrierDeckA-25A Grinding of Metal Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer Scene5-RomanceTheMilitary-EverywhereYouTurned ReflectionANightingaleSangInBerkeleySquareRedSailsInTheSunsetScene6-ThePacificCampaignWaltzing MatildaAttack at Palambang - Reflection And NarrationAlong The Road To Gundagai Scene 7 - Bomber CommandBomberCommand-ReflectionScene8-CanadiansInEuropeCanadiansontheBattlefront-NarrationWe’reGonnaHangOuttheWashingontheSeigfreidLineMademoiselleFromArmentieresThoseD-DayDodgers-NarrationTheD-DayDodgersScene9-LikeTheGirlNextDoorCanYouTapInAndGetTheBBCRememberingTheWoodsBetweenDoverandDeal(1944)-ReflectionTheWhiteCliffsofDoverThere’llAlwaysBeAnEnglandScene10-TheFinaleDashedDreams-ReflectionYoursTheLetterHome-ReflectionIt’sBeenALong,LongTimeChattanoogaChooChooAFinalTribute-NarrationWe’ll Meet Again Auld Lang Syne Wish Me LuckThe End440 Productions AssociationRemembering Our Wartime HeritagepresentsTragedy and TriumphMemories of World War IIAn Evening of Wartime Songs and StoriesHonouringTelegraphist Air Gunners60th Annual Memorial WeekendTelegraphist Air Gunners AssociationHMS CollingswoodPortsmouth, EnglandSaturday, May 19th 2007
Tragedy and Triumph - Memories of World War IIThe 2007 British Time To Remember Performance Tour (Wartime Heritage Association - 440 Productions)The video was recorded at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, England May 21,2007 The performance was sponsored by the Royal British Legion Downs BranchTragedy and Triumph - Memories of World War II, was also performed on Saturday, May 19, 2007 as a Special Tribute to the Telegraphist Air Gunners at the 60th Memorial Weekend of the Telegraphist Air Gunners Association Commemorating their Diamond Jubilee at HMS Collingwood, in the Senior Ratings Mess Fareham, Hampshire, England.The performance contains many stories of the Telegraphist Air Gunners, their training in Yarmouth and their wartime experiences as told through reflections, narration and songs. Read about the writing of the script To the left below is the Performance Program; those stories and songs relating to Telegraphist Air Gunners are highlighted.
THE CASTJASON DALTON (Airman)MICHAEL HANF (John Woodruff, Army Sergeant)TYLER D’ENTREMONT (William McRae, Telegraphist Air Gunner)DANIELLE NICKERSON (Joyce Mavis McRae) CHRIS JOHNSON (Ken Davies, Don Bunce, (Denny Vaughan, Telegraphist Air Gunner)JULIAN DEASE (Eric May, Malcolm Clarke, Telegraphist Air Gunner)BARBARA BRITTAIN KASEY FORBES (Wilbert Billard, Canadian Soldier)KATHLEEN WALLIS MICHAEL GORMAN (Bill West, Eddie Morten, Telegraphist Air Gunner) PRODUCTION AND STAGING TARA EGAN (Pianist) JONATHAN KILLAM (Stage Manager/Cameraman) MATTHEW CLAIRMONT (Production Assistant/ Cameraman)PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENTBETH DALTON (Producer)GLEN GAUDET (Projects/Tour Manager) GEORGE EGAN (Director/Narrator)
Message From the Mayor of DealOn behalf of the residents of Deal I welcome the return of our young Canadian friends. Deal’s motto is “Welcome the Stranger” but these young people are no strangers to our shores. It is always good to forge bonds between nations and between groups and our Nova Scotian friends have fostered the connection between our two countries with great enthusiasm and charm.Unless we remember the lessons of history we are destined to repeat our mistakes. ‘Tragedy and Triumph’ will keep the memory fresh and the productions of 440 will make us aware of our responsibilities for the future. This is the 15th Anniversary of 440 Productions as they remember wartime heritage. Tragedy and Triumph is the third production in the ‘Time to Remember’ international performance series and for these young people the third year of performances in Deal since 2004. We have enjoyed their productions in the past and look forward to this year’s performance as no exception.My thanks also go to the Royal British Legion Downs Branch for hosting this event at the Astor Theatre on May 21st, 2007. I wish all an enjoyable evening.Yours truly,Councillor Jim CronkMayor of DealMay, 2007
From the DirectorThe stories portrayed in our 2006-07 stage production, Tragedy and Triumph – Memories of World War II are real. They come from Veterans, war brides, and others who lived through the years of World War II. Some of the people whose personal recollections supplied material for the script will be in our audiences watching as their anecdotes are dramatized. Others, who did not survive the war, will come to our stage presentation through research and the memories of their friends.Although the Time to Remember series of stage productions has its serious aspects, our hope is to bring a smile to the lips and a gleam of recognition to the eye. If you were "there" in the Forties, you may well catch a glimpse of some part of your own life portrayed by our actors on stage. If you are of recent vintage, you may gain deeper insight into "the way it was" during wartime.George Egan