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Cricket team of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps members, France, during World War I. The woman in this photograph looks a little apprehensive about hitting the ball, which presumably is travelling towards her. She does not look comfortable with the bat or excited about the prospect of the game. The men behind her seem fairly relaxed and even a little uninterested. It is possible that this is a totally posed shot, engineered solely for propaganda purposes.

 

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was shortened to W.A.A.C. during this period.

 

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. The W.A.A.C's in France have responded to a suggestion that they should in their spare time assist in the recovery of convalescent soldiers in hospitals in France, by inviting them to W.A.A.C. camps to take part in sports. Cricket.']

 

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Taken circa 1918