The Story of Clapton Orient in the First World War

THE STORY OF CLAPTON ORIENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR A recruiting meeting was organised by the FA and the War Office at Fulham Town Hall, Harwood Road, almost five months into World War One, with a view to raising a which would specifically comprise of footballers, club officials and supporters – the 17th Battalion […]

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The Story of Walter Tull

THE STORY OF WALTER TULL The story of Walter Tull is perhaps the best known of all the professional footballers to lose their lives during World War One. The first black outfield player to feature in the top division of English football and the first black officer to lead British combat troops into battle, Tull served with distinction on both the Western […]

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The Story of Sandy Turnbull – Manchester Football Hero

THE STORY OF SANDY TURNBULL - MANCHESTER FOOTBALL HERO The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn’t a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was […]

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The Story of the 1914/15 English Football Season

THE STORY OF THE 1914/15 SEASON Great Britain’s involvement in what would later become known as the First World War began at 11pm on 4 August 1914. Having received unsatisfactory response to its ultimatum demanding the immediate withdrawal of German troops from neutral Belgium, the Foreign Office announced to the country that Britain had commenced hostilities […]

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