Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Michaela Morgan
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Author:  Michaela Morgan
Condition:  Used, Very Good
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  32
Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Year:  2013
ISBN:  9781847804914

Condition notes:
There is a very faint slit at the back of the cover; the book is otherwise new and unread.

The inspirational true story of Walter Tull's life is vividly presented as a scrapbook, drawing on photographs, documents and records of his life. Born in Kent, in 1888, Walter Tull became not just the first black British professional outfield football player - for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town - but also the first black officer in the British Army. His leadership and courage in the trenches of the First World War won him a recommendation for a Military Cross that was never awarded because of his skin colour. Discover his life story, from his childhood in an orphanage, through his footballing years, to his eventual tragic death, aged 29, on the Somme. The legacy of Walter Tull lives on.