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Leicester Fosse & The First World War: The Series In Full

Over the past month, has serialised a long-running feature by Club Historian John Hutchinson concerning Leicester Fosse's association with the First World War.

Over 50 players who represented Fosse, which became Leicester City in 1919, fought in the First World War, which spanned between between 28 July, 1914 and 11 November, 1918.

While four Fosse players were decorated during the conflict, 12 more were killed in action, while we have learned that a 13th player died in a prisoner of war camp.

Following the series, which marked Armistice Day, on 11 November, a new area has been created on the Club's official website for fans to learn more about those who fought in the war.

Hutchinson revisits the personal stories of many of those caught up in the conflict, while also explaining the reasons why professional football continued in wartime while also sports ceased.

The Leicester Fosse & The First World War series is available into six sections and can be viewed below:

The Players

The Early Months

Why Did Football Continue?

Football Finances

The Footballers' Battalion

The Last Fixtures

Furthermore, Foxes Remembered: The Story of Leicester City and the First World War, a documentary made in 2014, can be watched by clicking HERE.

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