Armistice seeks vocal talent

The Armistice in Cambridge group are seeking a young female with an authentic French accent.

Do you know a young female with a French accent? The Armistice in Cambridge group have several exciting projects planned as part of the 100 years celebration of the end of World War One, one of which requires the recorded voice of a girl with a French accent.

Paul Watkins

She will be recorded reading passages about Le Quesnoy, representing a child who was in that French town at the time of the occupation by the Germans, and its subsequent liberation by Kiwi troops in 1918.

Paul Watkins, Chairman of the Armistice in Cambridge group explained: “Ideally the voice would come from someone aged between 8 and 12, but an older teen would be fine.  The reading would be in English, it’s the genuine French accent we are after.”

Auditions are now open. If you know someone who may be suitable, have them record their voice into a cellphone, reading the passage below, and email it as an attachment to Paul Watkins at Please include their name, age and a contact number.

“The project is planned for November, but we want to give ourselves a good lead time to get it organised.”

To audition, please read the following into your phone or other recording device. This is not the one you will be required to read but is similar:

This story I’m telling you starts more than four years ago. France stood at the edge of an invasion. Most people were afraid, but I didn’t understand it. I was only seven at the time and didn’t know what war was, so wasn’t concerned.
There was a lot of activity in town and a lot of people started wearing uniforms. It was exciting to see them. Little did I realise what the next four years would be like and how much it would hurt my friends and family.

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