Into Touch: Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War

Author(s): Nigel McCrery


Among the million plus British and Empire soldiers that fell in the slaughter of The Great War were an elite band of International Rugby players. Tragically, over 130 'caps' from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - and France - lost their lives on land, in the air and at sea. Even their legendary strength, fitness and courage were not enough to spare and save them. The book will contain a brief history of International Rugby up to and including The First World War and there will be biographies of each player along with their individual and team photographs. Details of the manner of their death, their burial place and any memorials will also be included, alongside their international playing record. Nigel McCrery is best known for his crime writing but his previously published works reflect his interest in The Great War, notably All The King's Men, a best seller and successful film starring David Jason.


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Nigel McCrery lives in Nottingham. His TV/Radio contacts are excellent thanks to his record as a script writer.

General Fields

  • : 9781781590874
  • : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • : Pen & Sword Military
  • : March 2014
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 250 Illustrations
  • : Nigel McCrery
  • : Hardback
  • : 796.3330922
  • : 240