Into Touch

Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War

Nigel McCrery

 
Date Published :
April 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
250 Illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781590874
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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In stock
$50.00

Overview
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Among the million plus British and Empire soldiers that fell in the slaughter of The Great War were an elite band of International Rugby players.

Tragically, over 130 ‘caps’ from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – and France - lost their lives on land, in the air and at sea.

Even their legendary strength, fitness and courage were not enough to spare and save them.

The book will contain a brief history of International Rugby up to and including The First World War and there will be biographies of each player along with their individual and team photographs. Details of the manner of their death, their burial place and any memorials will also be included, alongside their international playing record.

Nigel McCrery is best known for his crime writing but his previously published works reflect his interest in The Great War, notably All The King’s Men, a best seller and successful film starring David Jason.

About The Author
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Born in 1953, Nigel McCrery travelled extensively during his childhood as his father was in the RAF. They settled in Nottingham.He served in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary between 1978 and 1987. He then read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the BBC graduate entry course. He has written or been responsible for a number of highly successful BBC series and films including Silent Witness, New Tricks and All The King’s Men. He has written over a dozen novels. Into Touch - Rugby Players Killed in The Great War, Final Wicket - Cricketers Killed in The Great War , The Coming Storm – Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in World War Two and The Extinguished Flame - Olympians Killed in the Great War are in print with Pen and Sword Military.Nigel lives in Nottingham.

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