Details
IMAGE number
MPL2719290
Title
A football match played by troops during the battle of the A
Description
"Our Happy Tommies" A typical upbeat choice of subject for The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Sutcliffes illustration, records a football match played by troops in a French village place somewhere along the British second line during the battle of the Aisne. The caption reminds the reader that many footballs have been sent to France for use in the ranks. The picture, as well as the title, conveys a positive image of trench life and would have given comfort to those at home to know that their men occasionally had fun. But football also embodied the British spirit of fair play, a symbolism that also found credence on the battlefield. Date: 1914
Photo credit
© MEPL / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
ww1 / wwi / world / war / great / one / first / 1st / army / armies / football / footballs / game / games / trenches / trench / happy / tommy / tommies / battle / aisne / life / spirit / fair / play / british / soldier / soldiers / play / playing / history / historical
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3500 × 4999 px 296 × 423 mm 2 MB
Medium 717 × 1024 px 61 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 420 × 600 px 36 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
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Restrictions
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