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When the Whistle Blows: The Story of the Footballers' Battalion in the Great War (Hardback)
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When the Whistle Blows: The Story of the Footballers' Battalion in the Great War (Hardback)

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This book includes a foreword by Richard Holmes. This timely history - published in the 90th anniversary year of the end of the Great War - tells the full story of the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, the 'Footballers' Battalion'. Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of the Great War - the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. The authors show how this remarkable battalion helped shape football, as well as military history.

Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
ISBN: 9781844256563
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm

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“A Brilliant History”

When The Whistle Blows – History of the Footballers Battalion in the Great War

At the outbreak of war in August 1914, the new football season had only just started once again and all the professional players were... More

Hardback edition
29th March 2016
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Phillip Taylor MBE

“A “BEAUTIFULLY RESEARCHED HISTORY” OF THE COURAGEOUS 17th MIDDLESEX PALS: THE FINE FOOTBALLERS BATTALION”

A “BEAUTIFULLY RESEARCHED HISTORY” OF THE COURAGEOUS 17th MIDDLESEX PALS: THE FINE FOOTBALLERS BATTALION

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

The sickness of heart... More

Hardback edition
3rd July 2016
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