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

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 Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of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

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Drawing on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs, the authors tell the story of the 17th Battalion, the Middlesex regiment - the 'Footballers' Battalion' - and their experiences on the pitch and in some of the fiercest battles on the Western Front. With a foreword by the military historian Richard Holmes.

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ANDREW RIDDOCH has a long-standing interest in military history and football. He grew up in Sheffield and now lives in North Somerset. JOHN KEMP lives in Essex and has followed the mixed fortunes of West Ham for many years.

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