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The game of their lives, Nick Richardson

Label
The game of their lives
Title
The game of their lives
Statement of responsibility
Nick Richardson
Title variation
In a time of war, Australian Rules became... the game of their lives
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the Great War raged in 1916, two teams of Australian soldiers played an Australian Rules football match in London. It was the first time the world had seen our national game. But this was more than an exhibition match. It symbolised sport's role in driving young athletes to enlist and fight. The players came from every corner of the country -- some of them stars in the VFL or champions in their city or state leagues. For all of them it was a chance to forget blood and battle and simply play, a final kick of the footy before the Western Front, from where some would never return. Now, 100 years on, Nick Richardson rekindles an incredible moment in our history and pays tribute to the men who played The Game of Their Lives
Summary
As the Great War raged in 1916, two teams of Australian soldiers played an Australian Rules football match in London. It was the first time the world had seen our national game. But this was more than an exhibition match. It symbolised sport's role in driving young athletes to enlist and fight. The players came from every corner of the country -- some of them stars in the VFL or champions in their city or state leagues. For all of them it was a chance to forget blood and battle and simply play, a final kick of the footy before the Western Front, from where some would never return. Now, 100 years on, Nick Richardson rekindles an incredible moment in our history and pays tribute to the men who played The Game of Their Lives
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545192
Cataloging source
ANL
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Richardson, Nick
Dewey number
796.336
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Victorian Football League
  • Australia
  • Victorian Football League
  • Australian football players as soldiers
  • Australian football
  • Exhibition games
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
The game of their lives, Nick Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057436681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743536667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimles
System control number
(OCoLC)950461534
Label
The game of their lives, Nick Richardson
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057436681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743536667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimles
System control number
(OCoLC)950461534

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