Like sport? Then you'll love the army

Posted by vm64 at Dec 08, 2010 05:10 PM |
Is there any truth to a popular belief? For the first time ever the relationship between sport and the military over a long period of time is analysed in a new book.

Sport and the Military: The British Armed Forces 1880 to 1960 explains the important role sport has played in the forces throughout history and how it has helped troops during hard times of war. Also, connections with sports popularity in the society are made throughout the text. 

It's a great source for insight into the interrelationship of society and important British social institutions, military and sport.

Extensive material was gathered and reviewed by our imperial historian Dr Eliza Riedi from the School of Historical Studies and sports historian Professor Tony Mason from the Department of Historical and Social Studies at De Montfort University just up the road.

The book has been published in both hardback and softback by Cambridge University Press, priced £55.00 and £19.99 respectively. It was officially launched today at the National Army Museum.

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