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

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

by Andrew Riddoch, John Kemp

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

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 Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857331038
Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew Riddoch is a military historian and lifelong football addict who works as a commissioning editor for a law publisher. He is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter. John Kemp is also a football fan with a keen interest in military history. He supports West Ham.

Andrew Riddoch is a military historian and lifelong football addict who works as a commissioning editor for a law publisher. He is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and lives in North Somerset.

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