Story: Gambling

Soldiers playing two-up, around 1941 (2nd of 2)

Soldiers playing two-up, around 1941

This drawing by New Zealand war artist Peter McIntyre shows Kiwi soldiers playing two-up in North Africa during the Second World War. Although such games were against regulations, officers usually turned a blind eye to gambling activities because they aided morale.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 328
Pencil drawing by Peter McIntyre

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How to cite this page:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Cards and games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/39431/soldiers-playing-two-up-around-1941 (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by David Grant, published 5 Sep 2013