Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/3/2011

Football on the frontline: The ball British WWI soldiers dribbled towards their deaths after being sent over the top

It seems to be a stunt too extraordinary to be believed.

But, while staring death in the face, a group of World War One soldiers hatched a plan to dribble six footballs towards the German front line in a unique display of British bravado and courage.

Their commanding officer rumbled them on the eve of the Battle of Loos in 1915, and before the attack shot five of the balls rendering them useless. for more click here

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