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17 Vintage Photos of WWII Soldiers Taking Some Break

War is a dark time. It's no surprise these soldiers had to take a little break. A bit of levity lightens everything—even on the front lines.

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

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