The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players

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9780752479354: The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players

This is the story of fifteen men killed in the Great War. All played rugby for one London club; none lived to hear the final whistle.

Rugby brought them together; rugby led the rush to war. They came from Britain and the empire to fight in every theatre and service, among them a poet, playwright and perfumer. Some were decorated and died heroically; others fought and fell quietly. Together their stories paint a portrait in miniature of the entire war.

Founded in 1879, when British soldiers fought in Afghanistan as they do today, Rosslyn Park has no war memorial. An old press cutting gave numbers – 350 served, 72 died – but no names. So began a quest to rediscover these men and capture their lives, from their vanished Edwardian youth and vigour, to the war they fought and how they died.

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About the Author:

STEPHEN COOPER has played and coached rugby for over forty years. After Cambridge, he worked in advertising and now runs a military charity. His grandfather survived the Battle of the Somme and inspired in him a lifelong fascination with the First World War. He lives in London. The author royalties are donated to two charities: The Rosslyn Park Injury Trust Fund and Prostrate Cancer UK.

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"A fresh and fascinating take on the impact of the Great War with a novel and moving focus." —Ian Hislop

"This is a deeply moving book about the loss of fifteen members of Rosslyn Park rugby club during the Great War... these young men, all so promising, are poignantly and vividly recalled." —Max Arthur

"Stephen Cooper has written a haunting and beautiful book. Here we see the grinding slaughter and the everyday humanity of men hurled into the abyss of modern warfare at its most terrible. His book tells the story of men from one rugby club but it is a universal narrative of heroism and loss. He writes superbly and has produced a book of commendable scholarship. I cannot recommend it enough." —Fergal Keane

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Descrizione libro The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sport and war was inextricably intertwined in the years leading up to the First World War, as training for play was seen as training for war . Many members of the Rugby Union formed the officer class of the Great War, their training, dedication and team spirit helping them lead men into battle. The Final Whistle plays tribute to the role rugby played during the First World War by following the poignant stories of fifteen men who played for Rosslyn Park, based just outside of Richmond Park, London. These men came from diverse backgrounds, with players from Australia, Ceylon, Columbia, Ireland and South Africa, but they were joined together in their love of the game and in the courage in the face of war. Their stories take us from London to the Western Front, Mesopotamia, Turkey, Italy and Dublin. They took part in some of the most famous engagements of the war and many were honoured for their bravery on the battlefield. This is the first time their story has been told in full through personal diaries, letters and previously unpublished photographs. It is a must-read for any rugby enthusiast or First World War historian. Codice libro della libreria AA79780752479354

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