Story: Military and sport

Boxing match, Authie, France, 1918 (2nd of 4)

Boxing match, Authie, France, 1918

A large crowd watches a boxing match during the New Zealand Divisional Sports held at Authie, France, in June 1918. In addition to impromptu sporting events for entertainment, inter-unit and divisional sports allowed the best athletes from different units to compete. For both participants and spectators these tournaments were a welcome break from the routine of war service.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection
Reference: 1/2-013323-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

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How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - South African and First World wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 5 Sep 2013