Glasgow, Sport and the Great War

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Glasgow, Sport and the Great War


Glasgow's sporting heritage 1914-1918

Armistice Day, held on 11 November every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11 am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to World War I.

Between 1914 and 1918, a large number of Scots enlisted in the First World War – around 688,000. The war eventually claimed the lives of around 145,000 Scots. Scotland's losses were, per capita, among the highest of any combatant nation, and the war's effects on the nation were profound and long-lasting.

In commemoration of those that gave their lives Glasgow Life has produced a book entitled ‘Glasgow, Sport and the Great War, Glasgow’s Sporting Heritage 1914-18’ which we would like to share with you on Armistice day. 


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