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'Three Soldiers'


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A Play for the Microphone by L. DU GARDE PEACH
Mr. L. du Garde Peach's new play is a dramatic statement, in terms of three soldiers, of the stages by which the modern industrial system has reached its present state of dislocation. His first soldier returns from the Napoleonic Wars in 1816, and is involved in the Lancashire Luddite Riots ; his second comes back from the Crimea in 1856 to Glasgow to find industry booming and jobs to be had for the asking; the third, a boot factory-hand, is one of the three million unemployed of today whose existence challenges scientists, economists, and politicians to cure the evils of industrialism by the proper application of the technique of production and distribution. This is essentially a play of ideas, with little action, but it grips by the reality of its theme and its relevance to present-day conditions, and the naturalness of its dialogue.


Unknown: L. du Garde Peach

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