When The Whistle Blows
The Story of the Footballers Battlion in the Great War
Date of publication: September 2011
Now available in paperback, this timely history tells the full story of the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, the 'Footballers' Battalion'. Based on extensive original research, Andrew Riddoch and John Kemp draw on many previously unpublished letters, personal accounts and photographs to paint a vivid portrait of this legendary British Army battalion that fought in three of the fiercest battles of the Great War - the Somme, Arras and Cambrai.
The authors show how this remarkable battalion helped shape football, as well as military history.