Tuesday 10 July 2018

Rain Stopped Fisticuffs

Wednesday 10th July 1918

The 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is currently resting and training behind the lines. This afternoon a boxing tournament took place. To allow as many as possible to see it was held outdoors but mid-way through the afternoon we had a terrific rainstorm, which curtailed matters very quickly as, apart from anything else, it was impossible for the contestants to be sure of their footing. Those of us delighted by the batting of Jack Hobbs or the artistry of the late, lamented Colin Blythe are all too used to rain stopping play, the same is not so true of addicts to the art of pugilism

Source: X550/2/5

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