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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2017, 12:08 
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Heard a review of above publication on RSG last night... interesting subject matter on face value.
As per publisher's website:
"Rugby was played constantly during World War II by service teams. Whenever soldiers met or gathered, sport and games developed. Rugby in the armed forces was often an exuberant reaction from the stern reality of war. It was played with knee-pads on the dusty, gritty sand of the desert and on grass beside the Nile river. This is the story of rugby matches played by the 6th South African Armoured Division in Egypt, Italy and their tour of Europe"

Excerpt of book available from: ... 314318.pdf

And available for purchase (R380 excl delivery): ... fault.aspx

I've ordered one to support these kind of publications- the author, Prof Gideon Nieman is apparently a well known sports/ rugby historian. He unfortunately passed away in the weeks following this publication

Haven't read it yet (only just ordered) but seems worth a squiz


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