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The best pictures of military football in wartime

Posted in Best pictures, Christmas, Famous news stories, games, Historical articles, History, Sport, War, World War 1 on Monday, 5 October 2015

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The best pictures of football in wartime are striking images of soldiers playing games between offensives on military campaigns.
The first picture shows the famous Christmas Day game during World War One.

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British and German soldiers play football during the Christmas Day truce in 1914, by Angus McBride

The second picture shows a game played during the Afghan Expedition.

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The Afghan War, Football Match by the Fifty-Ninth Regiment at Khelat-i-Gilzai by Walter C Horsley

The third picture shows Gordon Highlanders playing football during the Second Boer War.

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Football under Strange Conditions, a Game interrupted on the Gordon's Ground at Ladysmith by Frank Craig

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