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The Resource Against all odds : Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant, Stephen Wynn

Against all odds : Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant, Stephen Wynn

Label
Against all odds : Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant
Title
Against all odds
Title remainder
Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Wynn
Title variation
Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Walter Tull would have been a remarkable individual no matter when he had been born, but to achieve what he did, during the time that he did, makes him even more remarkable. He was an orphan at just six years of age, and despite not wanting to, his step mother, Clara, had no choice but to place him and his elder brother, Edward, in to a children's home in the East End of London. As neither Walter or Edward had ever travelled outside of Folkestone before, the upheaval must have come as quite a shock. Two years after entering the home, Walter and Edward were split up when Edward was adopted and went to live in Glasgow. Walter's sporting prowess saw him play for top local amateur side, Clapton Football club, signing for them in 1908, but it was to be a short lived affair, as by the following year he had signed as a professional for the prestigious Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, making his first team debut against Manchester United. In October 1911 Walter was transferred to Northampton Town Football Club, where he would go on to play over one hundred first team games, before the First World War brought a premature end to his career as a professional footballer. With the outbreak of war, Walter wasted no time enlisting in the British Army, initially as a Private in the newly formed 17th (Football) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Further promotions followed and in no time at all he had reached the rank of Sergeant. He was put forward for a commission and passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29 May 1917\. He went on to become the first black officer in the British Army, to lead white troops in to battle, and was fondly regarded by the men who served under him. Walter was killed in action whilst leading his men in a counter attack against German defensive positions on Monday 25 March 1918. He died a hero. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. Like many men of his generation his life was cut short for the greater good whilst in the service of his country, so that others might prevail"--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wynn, Stephen
Dewey number
940.4/124108996
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DA69.3.T85
  • DA17.T85
LC item number
  • A43 2018
  • A43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tull, Walter
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers, Black
  • Soldiers
  • Soccer players
  • Athletes, Black
Label
Against all odds : Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant, Stephen Wynn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125709866
  • 31223125709874
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daniel Tull's story and Walter's early life -- Walter Tull's footballing career -- Walter Tull's military service -- Walter Tull – newspaper reports -- Northampton Town players who served during the war -- Tottenham Hotspurs players who served during the war -- Other Black soldiers and regiments of the First World War -- 23rd (Service) Battalion, (2nd Football) Middlesex Regiment -- Walter Tull's army service record -- War memorials
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 128 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526704047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991493976
Label
Against all odds : Walter Tull – the Black lieutenant, Stephen Wynn
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125709866
  • 31223125709874
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daniel Tull's story and Walter's early life -- Walter Tull's footballing career -- Walter Tull's military service -- Walter Tull – newspaper reports -- Northampton Town players who served during the war -- Tottenham Hotspurs players who served during the war -- Other Black soldiers and regiments of the First World War -- 23rd (Service) Battalion, (2nd Football) Middlesex Regiment -- Walter Tull's army service record -- War memorials
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 128 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781526704047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991493976

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