Thursday 22 May 2014

PRONI: The greatest 'Match' the world has ever seen

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With just three weeks to the first kick of the World Cup in Brazil, PRONI's getting itself into football fever mode with its Document of the Month for May.

The chosen document from the archives is an example of recruitment literature used by the British armed forces after the initial stages of the First World War made evident that hostilities were not going to be over by Christmas and the Allies needed more men to throw in front of the enemy. It's a poster designed to look like a football match-day programme and it describes the War as a Grand International Match taking place 'somewhere in Germany'.

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