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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
Its one of those short non-fiction books which you come across every now and again. Those rare gems in todays online ebook markets

The author outlines the life of Walter Tull - the first Black officer and who was also a famous footballer.

It was a good read, talently written by the author. What I liked about it was that it was short, precise and kept...
Published 19 months ago by WSeller

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3.0 out of 5 stars Story of a Brave Man
Walter Tull achieved the virtually impossible. In an era very ridden with class - know your place - the orphanage boy beame an officer. Not only that, he was a black officer in an era where it was supposed to be not possible for black officers to be part of the British Army.
It would seem that Walter was well loved by his men and he participated bravely in many...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, 23 Dec 2012
This review is from: Walter Tull. First (British-Born) WW1 Black Officer & Famous Footballer. (100th Anniversary Edition:WW1 1914-1918). (Digital Military History: WW1 Series. Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
Its one of those short non-fiction books which you come across every now and again. Those rare gems in todays online ebook markets

The author outlines the life of Walter Tull - the first Black officer and who was also a famous footballer.

It was a good read, talently written by the author. What I liked about it was that it was short, precise and kept you entertained.

After reading it, you tend to think how society has progressed since than. How peoples perceptions have changed etc.

Well, overall a good read - grab yourself a copy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Story of a Brave Man, 2 Dec 2013
This review is from: Walter Tull. First (British-Born) WW1 Black Officer & Famous Footballer. (100th Anniversary Edition:WW1 1914-1918). (Digital Military History: WW1 Series. Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
Walter Tull achieved the virtually impossible. In an era very ridden with class - know your place - the orphanage boy beame an officer. Not only that, he was a black officer in an era where it was supposed to be not possible for black officers to be part of the British Army.
It would seem that Walter was well loved by his men and he participated bravely in many battles. You must work out for yourself why he received no higher decorations than his posthumous war medals. All this in when MCs for young officers were a frequent reward.
I have neglected to add that a younger Walter proved to be an outstanding footballer. After service with two high flying clubs he left for Northampton Town where it appears he suffered less racial insults than his previous clubs ha subjected him to. Indeed, somewhat belatedly NTFC have errected a statue of Walter Tull at the Sixfield Stadium. I need to go and see this sometime!
Read the tale of this Brave Man. We may never have anything like it to enjoy again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Walter Tull. WW1 First British Black Officer And Footballer, 26 Jan 2013
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Straight to the facts , no frilly bits, very informative. We can sometimes go through life without recognising the true heroes and accomplishments of others. Anything is possible. Walter Tull was a very impressive, strong black man. He was a very positive character and proved that through his achievements.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it was ok, 11 Jun 2014
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I do not think it was well researched needed more information his battles how he died ,a man very brave,took on a world before martin luther king,said i am a man first not a colour,this man needs more recognition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brave, rather unrecognised hero., 15 Jan 2014
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Having heard of Walter Tull through a TV programme a few years ago this book filled in a few gaps in the story. No doubt he would have been highly decorated had he not been black. Soldiers who served under him appeared to be well led and he was surely one of those leaders who tended to get his boys back safely from dangerous situations. A pity tha the did not survive the war - he could have been a catalyst for change.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing view, 8 Sep 2013
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A bought this book on the assumption that I would find out more about a man who over came a lot to rise over such adversity but all I came across was a brief summary of his life and more about the allies offensives in the great war.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking accuracy and detail, 20 Feb 2013
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I had high hopes for this book, but sadly there are too many spelling and historical errors to make this work credible. Rather than provide a superficial overview of the battles in which Lt. Tull fought, an examination of the class system prevalent in the Edwardian era and the difficulties facing enlisted men in obtaining commissions would have illustrated the scale of Lt. Tull's achievements. Few enlisted men secured commissions and notable examples include Sir William Robertson. Overall, this book is a useful introduction but the subject matter deserves greater respect.
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