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War Hammers: The Story of West Ham United during the First World War [Kindle Edition]

Brian Belton

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Book Description

This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19. In many ways, it was their success in wartime competitions that led to them being accepted into the Football League in 1919, paving the way for subsequent FA Cup and League success. As well as a football story, this book is about the impact of the war on Britain. It documents the social implications of war on Londoners and the social and political influence of football, the armed forces and civilians alike. Looking closely at the 13th Service Battalion, also known as the ‘West Ham Pals’, the book includes such players as George Kay, Ted Hufton, and their manager and coach, Syd King and Charlie Paynter respectively.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4206 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (15 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N01TJE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,010,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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