Rewind to 1945

Football in the midst of war

November 10, 2011
By Jon Carter
November 11 marks the end of the first Great War in 1918, but two decades later the Second World War brought with it unparalleled loss and misery. At such times, people will cling to any semblance of normality in order to help them through, and football has played its part.

For the duration of the Great War of 1914-1918, competitive football in England was brought to a halt, and the War Office commandeered the FA's official space at 42 Russell Square in London. Middle-class opinion at ...

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