Gas Masks for Goal Posts: Football in Britain During the Second World War

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  • When Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, football came to an abrupt halt. Large crowds were banned,
    stadiums were given over to military use, most players joined up. Then it was realized that if victory was the national
    goal, soccer could help - and football went to war. For the next six years the game became hugely important to Britain.
    Boosting morale among servicemen, munitions workers and beleaguered citizens alike--and raising hundreds of thousands of
    pounds for war funds. It was a game with plenty of human stories. Some footballers were dubbed 'PT commandos' or 'D-Day
    dodgers'. Others, however, saw action. Pre-war heroes on the pitch became wartime heroes off it. This book captures the
    atmosphere of the time and tells the story of a unique period in football's history.


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