- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 594 KB
- Print Length: 235 pages
- Publisher: League Publications Ltd (3 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006X38B1I
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- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #260,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Notwithstanding that, it does describe the clear hypocrisy of the FFR in its (false and self-protecting) idealogical fight against professionalism it must be true to say that French rugby union profited from the forced demise of Rugby League during the Vichy Regime.
I would urge all prospective readers of this book to first extend their general knowledge of the history and policies of the Vichy Government including Roderick Kedward's excellent book "Occupied France: Collaboration and Resistance, 1940-44". I would also recommend one or more of Simon Kitson's excellent works on Vichy. The background from this will assist the reader of Mr Rylance's book to better put things into context.
Overall, however, it is a highly researched and well-written book which is a worthy addition to all rugby libraries.
I believe the practice, though not the banning, was the reason so many older followers of the two rugby codes have issues with each other but growing up playing football I knew nothing of this.
A very good read if you are at all interested in Rugby League or the history of sport in general.
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