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on 27 May 2010
This is a real eye-opening book. We know there has been vicious racism for centuries, and in the 'beautiful game' too, but the (almost) first black pro footballer was a victim of this in 1910 and then of the German guns, after he had got past the Army's rules and racism to become an officer. An amazing story - and a few things in there about my grandfather too!
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on 3 January 2010
Walter Tull - An inspirational read that is a must for everyone.

Not only does this book tell the remarkable life story of this pioneering man who overcame adversity to achieve so much in his life but also gives an insite into the world in which he struggled to overcome many barriers with dignity and acceptance.

READ THIS BOOK
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on 28 August 2015
In this compelling book, Phil Vasili tells the remarkable tale of Walter Tull, one of England’s first black footballers, who was also among the first black British Army officers to serve in the First World War.
Despite a successful footballing career, in which he played for Tottenham Hotspur, and distinguishing himself in combat, Walter’s story remained little-known for the greater part of a century.
Vasili writes with insight and authority about the social conditions of early 20th Century Britain where Walter prospered, despite racially motivated abuse – on the football field and battle field.
Recommended for a Military Cross he never received, Walter was killed in action in the Second Battle of the Somme in 1918. Since then, Walter remained a scandalously unsung hero and it is fitting that Vasili has crafted a song that finally does justice to this courageous and self-effacing man.
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on 18 February 2014
Well written well researched really enjoyed. Buy it, a great read about one of the forgotten hero's of WW1. How many more Tull's are there out there?
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on 25 March 2014
Great service in supplying this fascinating book. Great service in getting this item to me well in time for a close friend's birthday.
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on 28 June 2013
What a True Hero this Man was...an inspiration to us all. I have laid a wreath at our local War Memorial in his Honour.
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on 7 July 2014
Great book and wonderful gift
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