Kōrero: Cards, board games and puzzles

Playing cards on a troopship, 1943

Playing cards on a troopship, 1943

These shirtless New Zealand soldiers, and a host of eager onlookers, are engrossed in a card game onboard a transport ship in the Pacific in 1943. The matches also seen on the deck may have represented winnings that would later be redeemed for cash.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: 1/2-044789-F

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Gambling games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38910/playing-cards-on-a-troopship-1943 (accessed 28 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013