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Wood chopping competition, Étaples, 1918 (3rd of 4)

Wood chopping competition, Étaples, 1918

Wood chopping, a very popular event at rural sports days in New Zealand, was continued by soldiers overseas. This competition is at the New Zealand Base Depot Sports in Étaples, France, on 3 August 1918. The audience includes both soldiers and nurses from the base depot.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection
Reference: 1/2-013428-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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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