New book about Walter Tull for sale through FURD

07 Dec 2009 / News

'Walter Tull, 1888-1918: Officer, Footballer: All the Guns in France Couldn't Wake Me', is the new biography of one of the earliest black professional footballers, who played for Clapton, Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town before the First World War. 

Walter Tull also became Britain's first black army officer, at a time when the Manual of Military Law forbade non-Europeans from becoming combat officers. He was recommended for a Military Cross for his bravery and leadership in Italy in the First World War and died at the Second Battle of the Somme on March 25th 1918.

The author of the book is Phil Vasili, who also wrote 'The First Black Footballer: Arthur Wharton 1865-1930' and 'Colouring Over the White Line: The History of Black Footballers in Britain'. The book is published by Raw Press.

Football Unites has paperback copies of the book for sale for £10 plus £2.75 for postage and packing (first class within the UK). Please make cheques payable to Football Unites, Racism Divides and send to us at: Football Unites, Racism Divides, The Stables Connexions Centre, Sharrow Lane, Sheffield S11 8AE.