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The AABL played primarily at sites in and near London, including the Arsenal football (soccer) ground at Highbury and the Chelsea football ground at Stamford Bridge, with a few games slated elsewhere in England and Scotland.
She attended an AABL game at Highbury on opening day and a nonleague exhibition game at Chelsea on Memorial Day.
The United States and Canada each contributed four teams to the AABL. America had nines from the US Army and US Navy headquarters in London, plus the Hounslow and Northolt aviation fields outside the city.
AABL games now drew well among Allied troops and curious civilians.
As the AABL began its season, the military situation on the western front deteriorated.
The King was naturally intrigued when an AABL ballgame between the Army and Navy headquarters teams was added to the Independence Day schedule.
On July 4, the Army was 7-0 and perched atop the AABL.
Entering the holiday, Navy was 3-4 and in sixth place in the AABL. Army had won an 11-inning thriller between the two teams on opening day, but Navy had triumphed in the non-league charity game on Memorial Day.
Walter Arlington Latham was an AABL officer, its chief umpire, and the league's moving spirit.
Both of the earlier moves were into previous AABL strongholds, broadening fan bases with integration.
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