Mike Rees
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<p>The Great War marked a profound change in attitudes to war and the conduct of it. Six million men from the British Isles served in it, 720,000 (12%) were killed. Junior offices had a 20% survival rate; up to 80% of a battalion could be lost. Battle had changed from engagement by professionals to wholesale, mechanized slaughter. The effect...
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Heads Held High
Phil Bennett
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em><strong>For those of us who are still feeling the pain of that fateful night in Auckland when fate conspired to rob Wales of a deserved World Cup Final place, this book serves as a reminder of the immense highs and lows we all experienced during the Autumn. </strong></em...
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The Gwilliam Seasons, David Parry Jones
David Parry-Jones
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<p>In the late forties and early fifties the Welsh rugby team was virtually unbeatable - indeed the 1953 side was the last to beat New Zealand. The teams then included some of the all-time greats: Cliff Morgan, Bleddyn Williams, Lewis Jones, Ken Jones. If the backs were outstanding, they were aided by a pack of rigour and technique which...
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occupation prizefighter freddie welsh story
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<div>&rsquo;Occupation: Prizefighter&rsquo; is the first biography of boxer Freddie Welsh, pound for pound one of the best fighters in history, who died young and broke in a squalid hotel room in Hell&rsquo;s Kitchen.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Born Frederick Davies, in Pontypridd, he left his...
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The Man in the Middle
Derek Bevan
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<p>A referee can&rsquo;t make a bad game good, but he can make a good game bad. Based on this assumption, Derek Bevan became one of the world&rsquo;s best - and best known - rugby union referees. He retired at the end of the 1999-2000 season, aged fifty, after 32 years as the man in the middle. During that long career he refereed in...
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Grahame Lloyd
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<p>Cardiff City are the only team to have taken the F.A.Cup out of England (in 1927). No club has come closer (0.024 of a goal) to winning football&rsquo;s top division and they took part in the first Cup Final to be broadcast live on radio, as well as the first closed-circuit television transmission of a League game.<br /><br...
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David Parry-Jones
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<p>Gwyn Nicholls (1874-1939) is the starting - and perhaps the end - point of any debate about great rugby centres. Playing at a time when rugby developed into the game known today, Nicholls was universally recognised as the outstanding back of his time and a great thinker about the game, both technically and tactically. At once, he was the...
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The Dawes Decades, John Dawes
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<p>Across the world the Welsh team of the late sixties and early seventies is fondly remembered for its mix of steely ball-winning and flamboyant try-scoring. The architect of their success was one of the game&rsquo;s outstanding thinkers: centre John Dawes.<br /><br />Working with Dawes, David Parry-Jones has produced an...
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