'The Kiwis' learning their parts for the pantomime 'The Forty Thieves' to be produced on Boxing Day. Photograph taken near Dickebusch, Belgium 21 December 1917 by Henry Armytage Sanders. Alexander Turnbull Library.
Upbeat's contributor on New Zealand music and musicians Peter Mechen looks at 'The Kiwis' WWI Concert Party band who toured the world to entertain troops.
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