“I knew nothing of professional footballers when I took over this Battalion.
I have learnt to value them. I would go anywhere with such men. Their esprit de corps was amazing.
This feeling was mainly due to football - the link of fellowship which bound them together.
Football has a wonderful grip on these men and on the Army generally.”
COLONEL H.T. FENWICK Commanding Officer of the 17th (Service) Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (1915-17)
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