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The Dumbells

Photograph of The Dumbells

The Canadian Army Third Division Concert Party, The Dumbells

This talented group of Canadian soldiers entertained the troops in the trenches from 1917 to 1918, and went on to enjoy national and international success as a highly popular vaudeville act until 1932.

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