'Invaluable for Morale & Training : Football, the British Army, and the First World War'
Date: 1 June 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room MC001
City Campus Wulfruna
Sport, and especially football, was seen by the British army leadership of the First World War not just as an important role in the upkeep of morale but also as an important training aid. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield examines these two aspects of the history of football, showing how this working man's sport was co-opted by the military in wartime.
The seminar is a free event with refreshments provided.