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Football Remembers

, December 9, 2014 — First World War

Executive Producer, The Last Post Project http://www.superact.org.uk/thelastpost/

“Here we were, laughing and chatting to men who only a few hours before we were trying to kill!  Some of our men even left the trench to play football.” It’s a simple idea: take the Premier League’s existing under 12s Christmas Truce tournament as a starting point, and create a mass participation opportunity for schools to mark…

A Game of Two Halves – One Hundred Years Apart

, December 2, 2014 — First World War

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

Did you see any of the game on BBC2 ? I was lucky enough to be there – one of the 45,000 or so packed into Wembley to watch England go down 0-3 to Germany. A fair result? Probably. Disappointing? Definitely. But Germany is a world-class team and they showed us what we’ll be up…

The First World War and the surprising debt we owe to ‘The West Coast Boys’ from South America

, August 26, 2014 — Culture

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

One very rewarding, aspect of the work that’s been done to mark the First World War Centenary is the sheer range of historical oddities that come to the surface as you start to look into it.  I don’t mean ‘oddities’ in any negative or derogatory way, I should stress; rather, I’m thinking of the surprising…