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Playing cards near the Western Front line


Members of the New Zealand Rifles enjoy a game of cards in a camp close behind the lines. As packs of cards, dice and coins were easy to carry, games of chance involving these simple items were among the most popular forms of amusement.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/1-002033-G
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