Variety Acts And Turns Of The Second World War Over 3 1/2 hours of the performances and songs sung by the populist, morale boosting variety acts and singers of the Second World War - as seen in the wartime newsreels of the day! Artists who helped the frontline troops and home front civilians alike to 'Keep Smiling Through' the dark days of war. Featuring balancing acts, jugglers, strongmen, comedians, musicians and singers including Flanagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, RobbWilton, Sydney Burchall,Tommy Trinder, Peter Sinclair, Vera Lynn, Max Wall, Joe Loss, Cyril Fletcher, Tommy Handley (ITMA), George Formby and Mantovani among many, many more! A veritable roll-call of the famous stars of yesteryear and a reminder of the sheer quality and variety of entertainment in a long lost and more innocent age. This warmly nostalgic release also celebrates the wartime work of ENSA - the 'Entertainments National Service Association' set up in 1939 to provide entertainment for British armed service personnel throughout the war. ENSA endearingly became known by the troops as 'Every Night Something Awful!' but, in reality, the performances contained herein are a stirring tribute to those who entertained in the front-line often under difficult and dangerous circumstances! So, Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy our celebration of the "Variety Acts And Turns Of The Second World War"!