Final Scrum: International Rugby Players Killed in the Second World War (Hardback)
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Final Scrum: International Rugby Players Killed in the Second World War (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 21/03/2018
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After the terrible losses of The Great War, twenty years later the Second World War resulted in the death of some of the finest sporting icons. This book honours the ninety international rugby players who lost their lives. Fifteen were Scottish, fourteen English, eleven Welsh and eight Irish. Australia and New Zealand suffered with ten and two internationals killed respectively and France eight. Germany topped the list with nineteen. In the same way that the Authors best-selling Into Touch remembered the 130 Internationals lost in the First World War, Final Scrum gives an individual biography of each of the ninety with their international and club playing record as well as their backgrounds, details of their military careers and circumstances of their death. We learn where they are buried or commemorated together with at least one photograph of each player. Rugby enthusiasts will find this book a fascinating and moving record of the sacrifice of the finest young men of their generation who fought in the second worldwide conflict of the 20th Century.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473894501
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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“A Great Book for Rugby Lovers and Historians”

Nigel McCrery and Michael Rowe have produced a fascinating account of International Rugby Players during the Second World War. As with any book that Nigel McCrery is involved with the research is second to none, with... More

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