Thursday 23 November 2017

Dulwich Hamlet during the Second World War

Dulwich Hamlet is one of the oldest and best known names on the non-league circuit. The club is no stranger to conflict and lost a staggering twenty-two members during the Great War and a further four during the Second World War of 1939-45.

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Thursday 16 November 2017

A Game for Christmas

I knew of the two sporting micro-myths that were part of Britain’s collective memory of the Great War: a Christmas Day football match in 1914 between British and German troops and British Tommies advancing into battle kicking a football ahead of them. I decided to research the Christmas football match story...

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Thursday 09 November 2017

Women's football in Chesterfield during World War One: The first-ever women's competition in England?

The appearance of women’s football during World War One is a subject that is gaining increasing attention from historians of the game. The origins of this phenomenon have yet to be fully researched, but it is known that some of the first significant games were played in Portsmouth from the autumn of 1916.

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Friday 27 October 2017

United in the Wars

Since Oxford United’s formation in 1893 as Headington FC, there have been three significant conflicts that have had an effect on the club.

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Friday 20 October 2017

Footballers and the Great War: A Cigarette Card Series: The Start of Something…

For me the football cigarette card has always been an item of fascination...There were a number of factors that led to me beginning the Footballers of the Great War series, but one of the main reasons was the desire to tell a whole range of stories related to football and the war. The medium of cigarette card design provides such a wonderful platform to tell these stories and the designer in me could not wait to begin the process.

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Thursday 03 August 2017

Women, Sport and The First World War

Women's football is not 'new'. The First World War saw a massive growth in participation and popularity. Professor of Sport, Jean Williams, is developing an exciting new project to map the 150 women's football teams in existence at this time.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Charlton Athletic at War

The impact of the Great War on Charlton Athletic Football Club

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