World War 2 wasn’t only death and destruction, there were a few occasions where there was some reprieve. Sports remained very important during the war , to keep up the morale . The above picture is of Private Leonardo Rodriguez of Cartaro, Arizona, roping a calf during the American Red Cross rodeo and “Wild West” show staged in Foggia Stadium in Southern Italy, July 4, 5 and 6, 1944. The steers were furnished by Italian veterans of the last war. All participants in the events were soldiers of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy or Allied flyers based in Italy.
Some Canadian soldiers checking out their ice skates.
Dutch KNIL(Royal Dutch Indies Army) playing volleyball in Australia on a military base.
Until September 1944 most sports were still allowed in the Netherlands by the occupying Nazis.
A race between two 8s rowing teams on the river Amstel in Amsterdam, the…
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