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While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game.
When the call to arms was made in 1914 and during the years of war that followed, it was answered in droves by young men including Test and First Class cricketers. The machine guns and gas of the Western Front and other theatres did not discriminate and many hundreds of these star performers perished alongside their lesser known comrades.
Nigel McCrery has researched the lives and deaths of over 200 top class cricketers who made the ultimate sacrifice, including not just British players but also those from the Empire.
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| On this day in history – the Battle of Crécy
On 26 August 1346, the Battle of Crécy was fought during the 100 Years War. It was the first great victory of the humble longbow and the yeoman archer, who would reign supreme on the battlefields of Europe for nearly 150 years.
This Warfare article by Battlefield History TV‘s Tim Saunders describes the Hundred Years War up to Crécy. Battlefield History TV are documentary filmmakers covering a huge range of historical battles and wars.
The 100 Years War DVD series by BHTV cover key battles of the period including Agincourt and Poitiers. The series is currently on offer with individual DVDs on sale at £9.99 each, or all three volumes for £25.
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