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Sports Day In Salonika

Sport played a key role in maintaining soldiers’ fitness and morale. ‘Sports Days’ were held to give service personnel a break from their duties.

In May 1916, Allied troops stationed near Salonika (Thessaloniki) in Greece organised a Sports Field Day and officers, soldiers and medical staff were invited to join in.

How do you put together a sports day with limited supplies? With a bit of creativity - the photos below show some of the events they came up with.