A Bigger Field Awaits Us

The Scottish Soccer Team That Went to War
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Product Number: Z100143502
Released: Nov 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9781541497733
Narrator/s: Dave Gillies
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Each November, about a hundred people with paper poppies pinned to their coats gather around a memorial in Edinburgh. They're there to commemorate the more than a dozen members of the local football team, Heart of Midlothian-almost every member of its starting lineup and many of its backup players-who went to war. When they enlisted in November 1914, the Edinburgh Evening News ran pages of splendid photos of the Hearts players in McCrae's Battalion. After the war, surviving soldiers, many of them wounded, gassed, and suffering from what was then called "shell shock," returned home to a public that had only the weakest grasp of what had happened. Perhaps the pointlessness of so much suffering and death was too awful to contemplate. All of Edinburgh threw a parade for the men of McCrae's Battalion when they marched off to war, but no one wanted to be reminded that their commanders later traded their lives and health for a few yards of French mud. A Bigger Field Awaits Us tells the little-known but poignant story of a group of Scottish athletes and their fans who went to war together-and the stories of the few who made it home.

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Author(s): Andrew Beaujon
Genre: Sports, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 27, 2018

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Author(s): Andrew Beaujon
Narrator(s): Dave Gillies
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number DD41536
Released: Nov 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541417731

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