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'How Football Fouled The Truce' - FREE SEMINAR 21 March

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‘Football, Community, History and the Military: How Football Fouled The Truce’   5.30pm – 7.00pm, 21st March 2018 University of Wolverhampton Speaker: Taff Gillingham The seminar will be a free event with refreshments provided. It will take place in Room MA030 MC Building City Campus Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1LY. If you would…


FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams : 30 November

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This free event will explore the history of football in the First World War and commemorating the centenary of the Armistice with a football match dedicated to peace. To mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, University of Kent staff will play a football match and officially twin a sports pitch with the Flanders Peace Fi…


The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed in the First World War. This is his story... Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the m…