'Invaluable for Morale & Training :  Football, the British Army, and the First World War'



Date: 1 June 2017

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Venue: Room MC001

MC Building

City Campus Wulfruna

Wulfruna Street




Sport, and especially football, was seen by the British army leadership of the First World War not just as an important role in the upkeep of morale but also as an important training aid. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield examines these two aspects of the history of football, showing how this working man's sport was co-opted by the military in wartime.


The seminar is a free event with refreshments provided. 


If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sue Holden @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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