Sir Robert Baden-Powell - Address to Boy Scouts / The Road to Maresfield
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SIR ROBERT BADEN-POWELL
ADDRESS TO BOY SCOUTS / THE ROAD TO MARESFIELD


recorded 1914c
issued 1914
Zonophone Twin
Gramophone Co. EMI
made in UK
1241
matrix Ak17334
matrix Ak17294
78 rpm
first issue
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Address to Boy Scouts

(Sir Robert Baden-Powell)

2.2SCOUTS OF THE LORD MAYOR'S OWN TROOP
The Road to Maresfield

(Arthur Poyser)

ARTISTS

 

SIR ROBERT BADEN-POWELL - speech
SCOUTS OF THE LORD MAYOR'S OWN TROOP - choir

NOTES

 

Sir Robert Baden-Powell was a military general in the British Army during the Second Boer War and is most famous for his commanding role during the siege of Mafeking in 1900. Of course he is also widely credited as the father of the Boy Scouts movement which has its roots in the siege, where young boys were conscripted to deliver messages and do reconnaissance.

This recording documents an address Baden-Powell made to the newly formed boy scouts in London, probably in 1914 or slightly earlier. The interesting thing is that Zonophone chose to issue the record in 1914 just before or at the opening of the First World War.

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