Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

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.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

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.