Kōrero: Military and sport

Tug-of-war at Maadi, Egypt, 1940 (1 o 6)

Tug-of-war at Maadi, Egypt, 1940

A team member works hard in the tug-of-war at the Divisional Sports Meeting, held at the Maadi Sporting Club, Egypt, in 1940. General Bernard Freyberg, commander of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, encouraged sports as a way of enhancing team spirit and keeping men fit and active when not in combat. A range of sporting facilities were set up at the New Zealand Division's base at Maadi, near Cairo, and regular competitions were organised.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-01208-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - Second World War and after', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38724/tug-of-war-at-maadi-egypt-1940 (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013