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An enormous crowd of Londoners and Allied soldiers and sailors overflowed the Stamford Bridge grandstand and filled much of the grassy surrounds. The official attendance figure was 34,000, but published estimates ranged from 18,000 to 70,000. Mike McNally, who had played for Boston in the 1916 World Series, wrote home that 50,000 saw the game. Wounded British soldiers in their distinctive blue-and-white uniforms sat at the edge of the field beside the grandstand.

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  • Title: Spectators
  • Rights: U.S. National Archives
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