14-17 August, 2017. There were over 5000 men playing professional football in 1914. Of those, about 2000 joined up, many being killed in the Salient and on the Somme. On 26 Nov 1914, every member of the Hearts team joined the army (McCrae’s Battalion). At the Battle of Loos (1915) the battalion was practically destroyed. […]
Sept 4-7, 2017. 3-night tour to include Dunkirk Evacuation beaches, Cassel – where an heroic rear-guard action was fought in 1940 – and Ypres, of awful WW1 memory. I night Cassel, two nights Ypres, as always staying in family hotels.