Story: Military and sport

Playing cricket in Syria, May 1942 (2nd of 6)

Playing cricket in Syria, May 1942

New Zealand soldiers play cricket at their camp in Syria in May 1942. Soldiers played sport in all kinds of circumstances during the war, using whatever material was at hand for sporting equipment.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-02499-F
Photograph by Harold Gear Paton

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.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - Second World War and after', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 5 Sep 2013