Footballers' War

A special series of features looking at footballers from the Midlands who were called up to the Army to fight overseas in 1914 and 1915.

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The last battle before the real war

Footage of Leyton Orient playing Leicester City in the final game of the 1914/15 season.

At the end of the match the London side changed into their khaki uniforms and marched with the 17th Middlesex Regiment.

They were part of the Footballers' Battalion who fought and died in World War One.


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