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Rescued from obscurity : forgotten of the great war - elementary schoolteacher sportsmen at the front

Mangan, J. A. and Hickey, C. (2011) Rescued from obscurity : forgotten of the great war - elementary schoolteacher sportsmen at the front. International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (3-4). pp. 531-567.

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Abstract

During the Great War many elementary schoolteachers volunteered. Some were outstanding sportsmen. The search for these ‘insignificant' men has only just begun. Rescued from Obscurity is a tribute to and an as yet far from complete record of these forgotten of the conflict, trained in denominational and non-denominational colleges and inculcated in both with a period belief in the moral qualities allegedly inherent in games playing. Within the college system, incidentally, not all were loyal to the crown. Some had a different allegiance, a fact that to date has received virtually no attention.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40574
Keywords: war fever, schoolmasters, military drill, Irish nationalists, training college, athleticism, soccer, History (General), Arts and Humanities(all)
Subjects: History General and Old World > History (General)
Department: Faculty of Education > Educational Studies
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2012 09:48
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 10:21
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40574

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