Thank you for your comments and points some of which i will include in the next edition. However some of the comments were just stupid or wrong. I journeyed all over the world collecting information on the lost rugby players. France, OZ, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and so on. I discovered that much of the information on the Net was wrong and amended it. I tried to get a series of books published one on each country but could not find a publisher willing to do this. I was only allowed a certain amount of words and had to work within those limits. If i could have written more, believe me i would. As a keen member of the Rugby History Society i certainly examined their files but there are not so many on the fallen at the moment, although they are doing their own book which is worth looking out for. There a a very few factual mistakes, where i have made an error it will be altered in the next addition. Many thanks to the RFU for their help with this. As for the spelling, well thats down to the publisher, although their were some (unforgivable) not that many. To all those that commented good and bad many thanks for taking the time and making the effort.
I bought this for my husband for his birthday, he used to play rugby for a local team and just loves watching the sport, he was also in the army so likes to read about different wars. I will probably read it after he has finished it because I think it will be a good read
Excellent in all respects - delivered quickly, well packed and a very interesting reference book. I guide on the Western Front and have a life long interest in rugby so this is just as I had hoped for. Regards JW
What an OUTSTANDING book and brilliant research. As a Rugby freak, as my wife calls me, I love anything to do with the subject. I have a large collection of books on Rugby but this will take pride of place. take NO notice of some of the stupid picky comments, sure there were a few spelling mistakes, mostly names, I couldn't find any factual ones and believe me i looked (hate factual mistakes). The book is moving, interesting and how Mr McCrery managed to find all the photographs is beyond me. Really pleased, best gift ever.