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Football in the Western Desert, Egypt (3rd of 6)

Football in the Western Desert, Egypt

Men of a New Zealand artillery battery play football against opponents from a British artillery battery in Egypt's Western Desert, around November 1942. The British won 4–0. Even such impromptu games against other units were played with keen intensity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-02765-F
Photograph by Harold Gear Paton

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Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - Second World War and after', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 5 Sep 2013