During the Great War many elementary schoolteachers volunteered. Some were outstanding sportsmen. The search for these ‘insignificant' men has only just begun. Rescued from Obscurity is a tribute to and an as yet far from complete record of these forgotten of the conflict, trained in denominational and non-denominational colleges and inculcated in both with a period belief in the moral qualities allegedly inherent in games playing. Within the college system, incidentally, not all were loyal to the crown. Some had a different allegiance, a fact that to date has received virtually no attention.
- war fever
- military drill
- Irish nationalists
- training college
Mangan, J. A., & Hickey, C. (2011). Rescued from obscurity: forgotten of the great war - elementary schoolteacher sportsmen at the front. International Journal of the History of Sport , 28(3-4), 531-567. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2011.547744