Walter Tull Video

Black British Soldiers

The inspirational story and autobiographical details about Walter Tull, a black professional footballer in the early 1900s who went on to fight in the First World War. Walter was only the second black player in football league history when he played for Tottenham Hotspur in 1909 and, later, Northampton Town. During his time in the army, Walter progressed into the officer ranks, he was one of very few black british soldiers serving in the british army at the time. Dying in France in 1918. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.

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