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A Football Match at Winter Quarters

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
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Object ID ZBA2283.11
Description No 11. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front entitled: 'Player's Cigarettes A FOOTBALL MATCH.' Reverse: 'A Football Match at the Winter Quarters. During the winter Captain Scott used every conceivable means to keep his party fit. The short hour of semi-twilight, about noon was used for football on the sea-ice. The game was not scientific, but very fast, and it caused boundless amusement to the members of the expedition. The gallant Captain Oates and Surgeon Atkinson were usually chosen to captain the sides. The men always had to play in gloves, the temperatures seldom rising above — 30º Fahrenheit.'
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 67 mm x 36 mm
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