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Sport and the Military: The British Armed Forces 1880-1960 (Hardback)

Tony Mason, Eliza Riedi

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ISBN 10: 0521877148 / ISBN 13: 9780521877145
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. On battleships, behind the trenches of the Western Front and in the midst of the Desert War, British servicemen and women have played sport in the least promising circumstances. When 400 soldiers were asked in Burma in 1946 what they liked about the Army, 108 put sport in first place - well ahead of comradeship and leave - and this book explores the fascinating history of organised sport in the life of officers and other ranks of all three British services from 1880-1960. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book examines how organised sport developed in the Victorian army and navy, became the focus of criticism for Edwardian army reformers, and was officially adopted during the Great War to boost morale and esprit de corps. It shows how service sport adapted to the influx of professional sportsmen, especially footballers, during the Second World War and the National Service years. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521877145

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Titre : Sport and the Military: The British Armed ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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On battleships, behind the trenches of the Western Front and in the midst of the Desert War, British servicemen and women have played sport in the least promising circumstances. When 400 soldiers were asked in Burma in 1946 what they liked about the Army, 108 put sport in first place - well ahead of comradeship and leave - and this book explores the fascinating history of organized sport in the life of officers and other ranks of all three British services from 1880-1960. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book examines how organized sport developed in the Victorian army and navy, became the focus of criticism for Edwardian army reformers, and was officially adopted during the Great War to boost morale and esprit de corps. It shows how service sport adapted to the influx of professional sportsmen, especially footballers, during the Second World War and the National Service years.

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This book offers a fascinating insight into the history of organised sport in the military, drawing on a wide range of untapped sources to explore its development in all three British services, and all ranks, from the Victorian army and navy to the National Service years.

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