Search results for: the-kings-cup-1919

The King s Cup 1919

Author : Howard Evans
File Size : 39.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 358
Read : 184
Download »
'An intriguing retelling of a significant but largely forgotten chapter of rugby union history, superbly illustrated.' Huw Richards, author of 'A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union' 'Howard is an authority on rugby's history and meticulous in his research' Andy Howell, Rugby Correspondent, Western Mail The world of rugby celebrated the 8th Rugby World Cup in 2015, but a tournament held in 1919, The King's Cup, can rightly claim to be rugby's first competitive 'World Cup'. Meticulously compiled by Howard Evans and Phil Atkinson, The King's Cup 1919 is the first book to tell the full story of rugby's first 'World Cup' and is essential reading for all rugby enthusiasts and military historians. With over 140 photos and illustrations, and chapters focusing on the competing teams, the players, and every game in the tournament, the authors have provided a comprehensive and attractive record of a long-forgotten but historically important competition of which most rugby supporters are completely unaware. At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, all rugby was suspended by decree of the individual rugby unions, with only inter-military encounters and fundraising games permitted. After the Armistice in November 1918, with the forces of the world's rugby-playing nations and many of their stars still stationed in Britain, and with the public desperate to see competitive rugby played again, an inter-military tournament was organised. King George V was so enthused by the proposed competition that he agreed to have the tournament named after him, and so The King's Cup was born. The King's Cup 1919: Rugby's First 'World Cup' Explains the British military's decision to create a 'Mother Country' team rather than separate teams for England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland Explains how the Royal Navy were invited to compete but were forced to decline Confirmed the status of New Zealand as the dominant rugby-playing nation Saw the first competitive game between teams representing New Zealand and South Africa Shows the origins of pre-apartheid South Africa's refusal to accept black players in opposing teams Howard Evans is a respected rugby writer, who was for many years a rugby correspondent for the South Wales Echo and Western Mail. Phil Atkinson is a retired headmaster and history teacher, and is Editor of 'Touchlines' the magazine of the Rugby Memorabilia Society.

Sport War and Society in Australia and New Zealand

Author : Martin Crotty
File Size : 55.11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 936
Read : 229
Download »
Sport and war have been closely linked in Australian and New Zealand society since the nineteenth century. Sport has, variously, been advocated as appropriate training for war, lambasted as a distraction from the war effort, and resorted to as an escape from wartime trials and tribulations. War has limited the fortunes of some sporting codes – and some individuals – while others have blossomed in the changed circumstances. The chapters in this book range widely over the broad subject of Australian and New Zealand sport and their relation to the cataclysmic world wars of the first half of the twentieth century. They examine the mythology of the links between sport and war, sporting codes, groups of sporting individuals, and individual sportspeople. Revealing complex and often unpredictable effects of total wars upon individuals and social groups which as always, created chaos, and the sporting field offered no exception. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Twickenham

Author : Phil McGowan
File Size : 56.17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 502
Read : 655
Download »
The official, definitive pictorial history of Twickenham and the England National team, published to coincide with the build-up to the Rugby World Cup 2015.

The Third Pole

Author : Mark Synnott
File Size : 68.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 647
Read : 993
Download »
*One of the 57 Most Anticipated Books Of 2021—Elle Shivering, exhausted, gasping for oxygen, beyond doubt . . . A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Mark Synnott into an unlikely expedition up Mount Everest during the spring 2019 season that came to be known as “the Year Everest Broke.” What he found was a gripping human story of impassioned characters from around the globe and a mountain that will consume your soul—and your life—if you let it. The mystery? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world, where no one had stood before. They were last seen eight hundred feet shy of Everest’s summit still “going strong” for the top. Could they have succeeded decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? Irvine is believed to have carried a Kodak camera with him to record their attempt, but it, along with his body, had never been found. Did the frozen film in that camera have a photograph of Mallory and Irvine on the summit before they disappeared into the clouds, never to be seen again? Kodak says the film might still be viable. . . . Mark Synnott made his own ascent up the infamous North Face along with his friend Renan Ozturk, a filmmaker using drones higher than any had previously flown. Readers witness first-hand how Synnott’s quest led him from oxygen-deprivation training to archives and museums in England, to Kathmandu, the Tibetan high plateau, and up the North Face into a massive storm. The infamous traffic jams of climbers at the very summit immediately resulted in tragic deaths. Sherpas revolted. Chinese officials turned on Synnott’s team. An Indian woman miraculously crawled her way to frostbitten survival. Synnott himself went off the safety rope—one slip and no one would have been able to save him—committed to solving the mystery. Eleven climbers died on Everest that season, all of them mesmerized by an irresistible magic. The Third Pole is a rapidly accelerating ride to the limitless joy and horror of human obsession.

American Duroc Jersey record

Author :
File Size : 24.27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 455
Read : 861
Download »

War Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Author : Kevin Blackburn
File Size : 21.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 456
Read : 202
Download »
Commemoration of war is done through sport on Anzac Day to remember Australia's war dead. War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition traces the creation of this sporting tradition at Gallipoli in 1915, and how it has evolved from late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling prowess on the sports field as fostering prowess on the battlefield.

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book

Author :
File Size : 42.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 535
Read : 1082
Download »

Sport Militarism and the Great War

Author : Thierry Terret
File Size : 65.91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 570
Read : 1214
Download »
The Great War has been largely ignored by historians of sport. However sport was an integral part of cultural conditioning into both physiological and psychological military efficiency in the decades leading up to it. It is time to acknowledge that the Great War also had an influence on sport in post-war European culture. Both are neglected topics. Sport, Militarism and the Great War deals with four significant aspects of the relationship between sport and war before, during and immediately after the 1914-1918 conflict. First, it explores the creation and consolidation of the cult of martial heroism and chivalric self-sacrifice in the pre-war era. Second, it examines the consequences of the mingling of soldiers from various nations on later sport. Third, it considers the role of the Great War in the transformation of the leisure of the masses. Finally, it examines the links between war, sport and male socialisation. The Great War contributed to a redefinition of European masculinity in the post-war period. The part sport played in this redefinition receives attention. Sport, Militarism and the Great War is in two parts: the Continental (Part I) and the "Anglo-Saxon" (Part II). No study has adopted this bilateral approach to date. Thus, in conception and execution, it is original. With its originality of content and the approaching centenary of the advent of the Great War in 2014, it is anticipated that the book will capture a wide audience. This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

The Daily News Almanac and Political Register for

Author :
File Size : 79.91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 197
Read : 424
Download »

The Golden Bough pt III The dying god 1919

Author : James George Frazer
File Size : 85.47 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 917
Read : 540
Download »

Henley Royal Regatta

Author : Richard Burnell
File Size : 26.77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 750
Read : 251
Download »

Report on the Work of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry for the Two Years 1919 1921

Author : Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Intelligence Department
File Size : 24.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 568
Read : 1003
Download »

Chicago Daily News Almanac

Author :
File Size : 60.17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 371
Read : 581
Download »

The Oarsmen

Author : Scott Patterson
File Size : 40.88 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 331
Read : 1054
Download »

At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport.
 
The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen who survived the war to row for the coveted King’s Cup at the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta. Competing against crews from the US, New Zealand, France, the UK and Canada, the Australians were a ragtag bunch of oarsmen thrown in an old-fashioned boat and expected to race. Many had seen the worst of the action during the war at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and carried scars both physical and psychological. The baggage they brought to the boat would soon threaten to capsize the whole endeavour. 
 
Combining first-hand accounts with lively prose, this never-before-told story approaches the First World War from peacetime and illuminates history in vivid and compelling detail. Interweaving the soldiers’ personal stories from before, during and after the war, The Oarsmen paints a fascinating picture of how these men, and society, transitioned from an unprecedented war to a new sort of peace.

Country Life

Author :
File Size : 82.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 350
Read : 1211
Download »

Who s who of Southern Africa

Author :
File Size : 35.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 570
Read : 1120
Download »
Vols. for 1967-70 include as a section: Who's who of Rhodesia, Mauritius, Central and East Africa.

The History of The Welch Regiment 1919 1951

Author : C. E. N. Lomax
File Size : 59.24 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 892
Read : 857
Download »

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
File Size : 50.90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 127
Read : 1268
Download »

Live Stock Journal

Author :
File Size : 52.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 361
Read : 602
Download »

The Aeroplane

Author :
File Size : 82.51 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 387
Read : 704
Download »