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Football and War Network Inaugural Seminar

Invaluable for Morale & Training:

Football, the British Army, and the First World War

5.30pm to 7pm, 1 June 2017

Speaker: Professor Gary Sheffield

Venue: Room MC001, MC Building, City Campus Wulfruna, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

Sport, and especially football, was seen by the British army leadership of the First World War not just as an important role in the upkeep of morale but also as an important training aid. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield examines these two aspects of the history of football, showing how this working man's sport was co-opted by the military in wartime.

We are pleased to announce that we have two further speakers for this event:

Daniel Routt, National Football Museum on 'For Club and Country'

Clive Harris, Battle Honours Ltd on 'Charlton Athletic's War and its Legacy'

Free event, refreshments provided.

Contact and booking

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sue Holden by email to

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(Images courtesy of the National Football Museum.)