The Christmas Match

    The Christmas Match

    Pehr Thermaenius

    Uniform 2014

    Paperback 223pp Illustrated 189x139mm

    9781910500019   Product Code: 19976

    Among various accounts of football played at the Western Front on Christmas Day, 1914, are reports of a game between the Argyll and Southern Highlanders and German Infantry Regiment 133. This book examines the first months of the war leading up to the truce through the stories of two possible participants: Jimmy Coyle, a former professional footballer from Edinburgh, and Albert Schmidt, a keen member of his local club in Saxony.

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