Gas Masks for Goal Posts: Football in Britain During the Second World War

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Sutton, 2005 - Soccer - 246 pages
When Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, football came to an abrupt halt. Large crowds were banned, stadiums were given over to military use, most players joined up. Then it was realized that if victory was the national goal, soccer could help - and football went to war. For the next six years the game became hugely important to Britain. Boosting morale and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for war funds

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A potentially interesting topic, but the author writes in such a dry style that the book just isn't very interesting. A lot of the time he just writes paragraph after paragraph of statistics. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

ANTON RIPPON was born during the Second World War and grew up watching football. He has covered top-flight soccer for national and local newspapers and his work has appeared in The Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. For over 20 years he ran one of the UK's leading football publishers and was also editorial director of The Footballer magazine. The author of some 20 sporting books.

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