Story: Military and sport

Playing rugby at Fontaine-au-Pire, October 1918

Playing rugby at Fontaine-au-Pire, October 1918

New Zealand soldiers play rugby at Fontaine-au-Pire, France, on 12 October 1918. The game is clearly an impromptu one among soldiers relaxing away from the firing line, rather than any sort of serious unit competition.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection
Reference: 1/2-013634-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - South African and First World wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 5 Sep 2013