December 15, 2015

Funny Vintage Photos Capture Soldiers Swimming and Playing in the Water During World War I

These interesting photographs give us a glimpse into the breaks of soldiers during World War I...

British soldiers splashing in the water at Corfu.

British troops in the River Tigris, Baghdad, 1917.

Piggyback wading (location unspecified)

Patients from a convalescent hospital playing in the sea, France, 1918.

British soldiers playing with a ball in the water at Corfu.

Members of an army entertainment troop posing after a swim in the Sea of Marmora, Turkey.

Soldiers smile for the camera during a swim in the Somme region, France, 1916.

...and immediately afterwards splash each other.

Romanian soldiers in a pond in the Balkans.

Soldiers in a farm pond near St. Eloi, Flanders, 1917.

Enthusiastic splashing in the sea at Etaples, France, 1917.

(Photos: Imperial War Museums)


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