Themes - SOCCER AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Most people associate soccer and World War I to Christmas Day 1914, when the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies, including playing a good-natured game of soccer. But behind the frontlines soccer games were still played for some time and later on it became the favorite passtime of many soldiers taking a break from frontline duty. And there are of course also the many well-known and lesser know soccer players who never returned home to play a game of soccer. Next you can see a small collection of world War I soccer publications.


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SET 2 x INHULDIGING VAN HET GEDENKMAAL DER GESNEUVELDE VOETBALLERS 1926

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KAMPIONEN "14-

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YOU NOT SHOOT, WE NOT SHOOT. THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE THE MATCH OF THE TRENCHES) (English, Fran├žais, Nederlands, Deutsch)

YOU NOT SHOOT, WE NOT SHOOT. THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE THE MATCH OF THE TRENCHES) (English, Fran├žais, Nederlands, Deutsch)

EN HOMENAJE DE LOS CLUBS STRONGEST y BOLIVAR. AL MALOGRADO AVIADOR CAP. FAUSTINO RICO TORO

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THE GREATER GAME. A HISTORY OF FOOTBALL IN WORLD WAR I

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THE FINAL SEASON: THE FOOTBALLERS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

THE FINAL SEASON: THE FOOTBALLERS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

THE CHRISTMAS MATCH. FOOTBALL IN NO MAN

THE CHRISTMAS MATCH. FOOTBALL IN NO MAN'S LAND 1914

BRUSSELS FEMINA CLUB - FIRST EVER BELGIAN WOMEN

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MORTS AU CHAMP D

MORTS AU CHAMP D'HONNEUR (1914-1918)

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HARD AS NAILS : THE SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION OF WORLD WAR ONE

INHULDIGING VAN HET GEDENKMAAL DER GESNEUVELDE VOETBALLERS

INHULDIGING VAN HET GEDENKMAAL DER GESNEUVELDE VOETBALLERS

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THE DICK KERR'S LADIES

THE FOOTBALLER OF LOOS

THE FOOTBALLER OF LOOS

Fighting for Football: From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front - The Story of Football

Fighting for Football: From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front - The Story of Football's First Rebel

SOCCER ANZACS

SOCCER ANZACS

CHILEAN FOOTBALLERS AT THE ISONZO FRONT

CHILEAN FOOTBALLERS AT THE ISONZO FRONT

ALEX CARO - 50 ANS DE SPORT D

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ZUR ERINNERUNG AN CLUB FRANCAIS v TENNIS BORUSSIA BERLIN IM HERBST 1924

ZUR ERINNERUNG AN CLUB FRANCAIS v TENNIS BORUSSIA BERLIN IM HERBST 1924

NOT JUST ON CHRISTMAS DAY

NOT JUST ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS

ONZE GROOTE OORLOGS-INTERNATIONALEN

ONZE GROOTE OORLOGS-INTERNATIONALEN

YEDI KANDILLI AVIZE

YEDI KANDILLI AVIZE

UN LEON EN LA TRINCHERA

UN LEON EN LA TRINCHERA

CANADIAN CORPS FALL CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETIC MEET

CANADIAN CORPS FALL CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETIC MEET

THE MUNITIONETTES

THE MUNITIONETTES

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28.11.1917 BELGIUM v CANADA

SASKATCHEWAN SOCCER - A HISTORY

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IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN