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Newcastle United and the Great War
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Paul Joannou the Newcastle United Historian is producing a book on over 150 contributions from Newcastle United football club of those who were involved in the Great War and are also listed on the Newcastle United War Memorial. He would be most interested in any contributions, memories, photos memorabilia or any relatives that can contribute.

150 United players and officials traced who served in the terrible conflict. There are 23 footballers (either current players at the time, including reserves, or ex-players) who lost their lives in the war. In addition, there were also many other names of football from St Jamesí Park who worked in the essential industries of munitions and the like, especially on Tyneside.

The book will also relate how Newcastle United coped with the difficult war years, initially playing through a whole season as war raged on the Continent and elsewhere, then just about shutting up shop completely.

At the moment Paul wants to make a plea to any relatives of Newcastle United's men who served in the conflict to get in touch with him.

Contact: pauljoannou@blueyonder.co.uk