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Final Scrum

Rugby Internationals Killed in the Second World War
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After the terrible losses of The Great War, twenty years later the Second World War resulted in the death of some of the finest sporting icons. This book honors the ninety International Rugby players who lost their lives. Fifteen were Scottish, fourteen English, eleven Welsh and eight Irish. Australia and New Zealand suffered with ten and two Internationals killed respectively and France eight. Germany topped the list with nineteen.

In the same way that the Authors best-selling Into Touch remembered the 130 Internationals lost in the First World War, Final Scrum gives an individual biography of each of the ninety with their international and club playing record as well as their backgrounds, details of their military careers and circumstances of their death. We learn where they are buried or commemorated together with at least one photograph of each player.

Rugby enthusiasts will find this book a fascinating and moving record of the sacrifice of the finest young men of their generation who fought in the second worldwide conflict of the 20th Century.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: Final Scrum: International Rugby Players Killed in the Second World War
Author(s): Nigel McCrery
ISBN: 1-4738-9450-6 / 978-1-4738-9450-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Final Scrum: Rugby Internationals Killed in the Second World War
Author(s): Nigel McCrery
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU