Noel Coward Entertains Sailors of the British Eastern Fleet in Trincomalee, Ceylon.

1 August 1944


Noel Coward standing at the microphone on a flag-bedecked stage on the aircraft lift aboard HMS VICTORIOUS with Norman Hackworth at the piano.

(photo courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, taken by unnamed Royal Navy photographer)

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