Frank Turner's Tales From No Man's Land
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Frank Turner's Tales From No Man's Land

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Frank Turner's Tales From No Man's Land

Telling the stories of rock & roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, dance hall singer Dora Hand, WW1 spy Mata Hari and more, singer-songwriter Frank Turner talks to historians, poets and fellow musicians about twelve historical women who have been largely forgotten but should be celebrated. And his mum. Every Wednesday, starting on July 3rd, Frank will release a new song and explore the story behind it in a new episode of the podcast. No Man’s Land the album is available for pre-order now. A Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings and Somethin’ Else production.

Frank Turner's Tales From No Man's Land

Frank tells the tale of a young woman who drowned in the river Seine in Paris in the 1800's. As was common in this period a cast of her face, known as a 'death mask', was displayed in the morgue for her family to claim. Sadly she was never identified, but her story doesn't end there. Her peaceful expression captivated so many that very quickly moulds were made and her likeness was hung on the walls of homes across Paris. She became known as L'Inconnue de la Seine, or The Unknown Woman of the Seine. Years later, a toy maker discovered her death mask and used it as the face of the first CPR doll, which he named Rescue Annie. Frank meets Art Historian and Curator Katy Hessel to discuss the woman behind the mask.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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