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About this book

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2008
Haynes Publishing
1844256561 [ISBN]

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

From the publishers: "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 Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of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."


While this book doesn't contain any Leeds United material, it features Major Frank Buckley, who was to later become manager of Leeds United. A well written and researched book, including some material from the University of Leeds Special Colections' Liddle Collection, one of the largest and most extensive collections of WWI material in the UK.


 

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