Regimental sprint race at Stalag XXB, 1941 (c)
Photograph, World War Two, POWs (1939-1945), 1941 (c).
Sporting activities kept prisoners of war physically fit and staved off boredom. Playing and watching inter-regimental sports was especially important as it reminded men of their loyalty and duty. Games and contests were usually organised by the prisoners themselves, although their captors sometimes supplied equipment, as did the Red Cross.
One of six photographs relating to Private Herbert Sydney Stupples, 4/5th Battalion, The Buffs Regiment.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection
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