Fundraiser during the Bengali Famine of 1943-44.
One side of flyer has appeal to soldiers to attend:
Other side has details of the show:
Pinholes UL corner. Vertical and horizontal fold. Appeal side foxed, details side less so.
26 x 19 cm.
The Bengal famine of 1943-44 was a major famine in the Bengal province[A][B] in British India during World War II. An estimated 2.1 million people died in the famine, the deaths occurring first from starvation and then from diseases, which included cholera, malaria, smallpox, dysentery, and kala-azar. Other factors, such as malnutrition, population displacement, unsanitary conditions, and lack of health care, further increased disease fatalities. Millions were impoverished as the crisis overwhelmed large segments of the economy and social fabric, accelerating a trend toward economic inequality.