Vintage Photos Captured Fun Moments of Soldiers Swimming and Playing During WWI

These photos gives us a new glimpse of the life of soldiers during World War I. No signs of guns and mortars and bombs, only happy faces of soldiers enjoying their much-deserved break.

This is something we don’t see everyday.
 

British soldiers having fun in the water at Corfu.
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British soldiers in the River Tigris, Baghdad, 1917
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Piggyback wading (location unspecified)
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Soldiers from a convalescent hospital playing in the sea, France, 1918.
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British troops playing with a ball in the water at Corfu.
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Members of an army entertainment troop poses after a swim in the Sea of Marmora, Turkey.
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Soldiers smile for the camera during a swim in Somme, France, 1916.
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Splashing ensues shortly afterwards…
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Romanian soldiers in a pond in the Balkans.
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Soldiers in a farm pond near St. Eloi, Flanders, 1917.
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Splashing in the sea at Etaples, France, 1917.
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H/T Imperial War Museums

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