The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players by Stephen Cooper

The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players by Stephen Cooper

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'The Final Whistle' plays tribute to the role rugby played during the First World War by following the poignant stories of 15 men who played for Rosslyn Park. Their story is told through personal diaries, letters and previously unpublished photographs.

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This is the story of fifteen men killed in the Great War. All played rugby for one London club; none lived to hear the final whistle. Rugby brought them together; rugby led the rush to war. They came from Britain and the empire to fight in every theatre and service, among them a poet, playwright and perfumer. Some were decorated and died heroically; others fought and fell quietly. Together their stories paint a portrait in miniature of the entire war. Founded in 1879, when British soldiers fought in Afghanistan as they do today, Rosslyn Park has no war memorial. An old press cutting gave numbers - 350 served, 72 died - but no names. So began a quest to rediscover these men and capture their lives, from their vanished Edwardian youth and vigour, to the war they fought and how they died.

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SKU GOR005851833
Title The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players
Author By (author) Stephen Cooper
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0752499009
ISBN 13 9780752499000
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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This is the story of fifteen men killed in the Great War. All played rugby for one London club; none lived to hear the final whistle. Rugby brought them together; rugby led the rush to war. They came from Britain and the empire to fight in every theatre and service, among them a poet, playwright and perfumer. Some were decorated and died heroically; others fought and fell quietly. Together their stories paint a portrait in miniature of the entire war. Founded in 1879, when British soldiers fought in Afghanistan as they do today, Rosslyn Park has no war memorial. An old press cutting gave numbers - 350 served, 72 died - but no names. So began a quest to rediscover these men and capture their lives, from their vanished Edwardian youth and vigour, to the war they fought and how they died.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005851833
Title The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players
Author By (author) Stephen Cooper
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0752499009
ISBN 13 9780752499000
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No