Where Skill and Courage Count
In this gripping and interesting book, Mike Rees outlines the extraordinary courage, skill and accomplishments of high-profile sportsmen and women during the Second World War (1939-1945). Mike Rees traces the development of these sports stars in the interwar years, and shows how the war affected them, as well as their families and indeed, the team they played for before (usually) joining up to fight against the fascists.
This is an important, educational, and highly accomplished book that is profound, moving and heart-warming and should make for reading in all educational institutions past the primary school level.
Boxing, cricket, rugby, football and athletics are all given a chance to shine; the heroes of those fields, creases, rings and tracks deserve the acknowledgement they get in this well-researched masterpiece.