Wednesday, 18 September 2013

World Cup 1914 - at the Front

First Christmas World Cup match 1914

During the first Christmas of WW1 German and English soldiers played football between the lines.

Considering the circumstances, it was not surprising there was the occasional foul.

Anyway, I made this to use all those left over models from the Airfix German and British WW1 sets that otherwise just hang around.

The German soldiers are putting up their hands in that well known football response to any opposing player falling to the ground.

The British official on the sideline sees the foul and raises his flag.

The British soldiers enjoy the game from the sideline.

The British soldiers protest to the German officer who is refereeing the game while the German soldiers protest their innocence.

Other British soldiers rush to their comrade's aid or to take the free kick if given.

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