Programme for garden party in Bizerte in support of the Serbian Red Cross


In addition to large numbers of Serbian wounded, Bizerte in Tunisia hosted the military orchestra of the Serbian army cavalry. The orchestra was led by Dragutin Pokorny, and staged various musical performances. This is the programme for a garden party organised by the British consulate in Bizerte in support of the Serbian Red Cross. The cover shows an illustration of a typical north African village, while the inside lists the events for the party. We can see that the party included dances, musical performances, games, food and a bar.

Bizerte is a large port city in Tunisia, at the very north of Africa. During World War One the city was French territory and many wounded men from the Serbian military stayed there.

Full title:
Garden-Party : au Profit de la Sociéte de Secours aux Blessés et de la Croix Rouge Serbe dansles Jardins du Consulat d'Angleterre de Bizerte : Programm geńéral, Bizerte, le 13 Mai 1917.
13 May 1917
Manuscript / Drawing
R Barbel
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Narodna Biblioteka Srbije
© Narodna Biblioteka Srbije