Sport in Wartime

Tunis, John R.
April 1944
New Republic;4/3/44, Vol. 110 Issue 14, p466
Presents information on the effects of World War II on sports around the world. Accentuation, pointing up and dramatizing the need for public recreation and leisure-time activities for all the people; Growth of spectator sports of every kind; Losing of the vigor of real sport both for lack of participants and to some extent, because equipment is hard to obtain and transportation even harder; Attendance at tracks was up 26 percent, while, betting reached war-loan proportions; Racetracks presumed to be healthy relaxation for weary war workers.


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