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A Typically British Sport in an Appropriate Setting: A Boxing-Match on the Quarter-Deck of H. M. S."Ajax."

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At Kiel recently a boxing competition was held on board H.M.S. ” Ajax,” to witness which the officers of two German battle-ships and eighty of their bluejackets were invited. The visitors were intensely interested, as boxing is practically unknown in the German Navy, and most of those present had nev seen any boxing before. The art of self-defence is very popular in our own Navy, and an exhibition of it on a ship’s quarter-deck, with 3s5 guns for a background, is an appropriate setting for a typically British sport This illustration is particularly


iSraing at a time when hing has bhwa in tis comntry the most popular of sports from a spectacular point of view. It is also a noteworthy point that the sketch from ‘which oam drawing was mad, and the descriptien of the event, were sent us lq a Naval chaplain. Clergymen, it will be recalled, have been associated with some of the recent boxing contest; in London-es, for iiame, the meeting of Benamlser Webl and Colin BoDl at Olympla, where the Rev. Everard Digby acted as Master of the Ceremonies.



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Issue 3925. - Vol CXLV

Jul, 11 1914

Illustrated London News