"Football! Navy! War!" How Military "Lend-Lease" Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II by Wilbur D. Jones Jr.
May 13, 2009 | ISBN: 0786442190 | Pages: 279 | PDF | 6 MB
Not coincidentally, the sport of football naturally employs terms usually associated with war, such as "aerial attack," "blitz," and "trench warfare." During World War II, the U. S. military and colleges joined forces, fielding competitive teams to prepare men for combat. The book highlights the Department of the Navy's role in preserving the game and football's impact on national morale and the war effort through their "Lend-Lease" to colleges of officer candidates, including All-America and professional players.