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When the Whistle Blows By Andrew Riddoch

When the Whistle Blows

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Tells the full story of the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, the 'Footballers' Battalion'. Based on research, this title draws on many 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.

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When the Whistle Blows: The Story of the Footballers' Battalion in the Great War by Andrew Riddoch

This title includes foreword by Richard Holmes. Now available in paperback, this timely history 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 Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of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.

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About Andrew Riddoch


ANDREW RIDDOCH grew up in Sheffield and has a long-standing interest in military history and football. JOHN KEMP lives in Essex and has followed the mixed fortunes of West Ham for many years.

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Now available in B format paperback. Foreword by the acclaimed military historian and broadcaster Richard Holmes. Players in the battalion have connections to over 80 current Football League clubs. Clubs range from Premiership clubs, such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, to lower league clubs like Northampton Town, Plymouth Argyle and Grimsby Town.

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GOR003839713
When the Whistle Blows: The Story of the Footballers' Battalion in the Great War by Andrew Riddoch
Andrew Riddoch
Used - Very Good
Hardback
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
2011-10-18
416
0857331035
9780857331038
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