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Vintage Photos Of Allied Soldiers Having Fun During World War II

  • A Nurse Plays Cricket At The Temporary Royal Navy Psychiatric Hospital, 1942
  • A Plane Interrupts Hockey Practice On An Aircraft Carrier
  • British Gunners Play Football Round Their Barricade In Italy
  • British Officers Break For Badminton At A Remote Greek Outpost
  • Clowning Around For Christmas On Duty In North Africa, 1942
  • Dutch Soldiers Challenge The Brits To A Game Of Footie, 1941
  • Fencing On The HMS Pretoria Castle
  • Gunners Bat For Cricket Between Shifts In Italy
  • Munitions Workers Spend Their Lunch Break Playing Baseball
  • Nurses On The USS Bountiful Play Board Games, 1945
  • Officers Hockey On The HMS Kent
  • Snow Doesn't Stop The Troops Football Game In France, 1939
  • Submarine Base Officers Take Up Ice Skating On Their Tennis Court
  • The Brits Bring Cricket To France, 1944
  • The Dutch Leapfrog Over Their British Allies, 1941
  • The Royal Australian Air Force Play Rugby In Wales
  • Unloading Sports Gear For The Occupying Troops in Germany, 1945

World War II is one of the most horrible and deadliest conflicts of all time. But soldiers are also humans and need to relax from time to time. Here are some vintage photos showing Allied soldiers having fun during the war. Check them out below.

The Dutch Leapfrog Over Their British Allies, 1941

The Dutch Leapfrog Over Their British Allies, 1941

The Brits Bring Cricket To France, 1944

The Brits Bring Cricket To France, 1944

Fencing On The HMS Pretoria Castle

Fencing On The HMS Pretoria Castle

Officers Hockey On The HMS Kent

Officers Hockey On The HMS Kent

British Officers Break For Badminton At A Remote Greek Outpost

British Officers Break For Badminton At A Remote Greek Outpost

The Royal Australian Air Force Play Rugby In Wales

The Royal Australian Air Force Play Rugby In Wales

Gunners Bat For Cricket Between Shifts In Italy

Gunners Bat For Cricket Between Shifts In Italy

A Plane Interrupts Hockey Practice On An Aircraft Carrier

A Plane Interrupts Hockey Practice On An Aircraft Carrier

Snow Doesn’t Stop The Troops Football Game In France, 1939

Snow Doesn't Stop The Troops Football Game In France, 1939

A Nurse Plays Cricket At The Temporary Royal Navy Psychiatric Hospital, 1942

A Nurse Plays Cricket At The Temporary Royal Navy Psychiatric Hospital, 1942

Submarine Base Officers Take Up Ice Skating On Their Tennis Court

Submarine Base Officers Take Up Ice Skating On Their Tennis Court

Dutch Soldiers Challenge The Brits To A Game Of Footie, 1941

Dutch Soldiers Challenge The Brits To A Game Of Footie, 1941

British Gunners Play Football Round Their Barricade In Italy

British Gunners Play Football Round Their Barricade In Italy

Clowning Around For Christmas On Duty In North Africa, 1942

Clowning Around For Christmas On Duty In North Africa, 1942

Munitions Workers Spend Their Lunch Break Playing Baseball

Munitions Workers Spend Their Lunch Break Playing Baseball

Nurses On The USS Bountiful Play Board Games, 1945

Nurses On The USS Bountiful Play Board Games, 1945

Unloading Sports Gear For The Occupying Troops in Germany, 1945

Unloading Sports Gear For The Occupying Troops in Germany, 1945

Source: Imperial War Museum

Do you like these photos of soldiers having fun? Share them with your friends and take a look at Behind Camera Lens: World War I Photographers.

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