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IN PICTURES: Great War Centenary Tour

24 December 2014

Back in March this year, representatives from across football marked the contribution made by the game to the First World War in a trip to Northern France.

As part of the tour, the group visited battlefields and cemeteries which hold a special significance to football – the above photo gallery gives an insight into the trip.

The moving trip was organised by The Football League and guests included FA Chairman Greg Dyke, Premier League Director of Football Mike Foster, PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor, LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan and Major General Malcolm Wood of the Army FA.

The party visited a number of historic sites, including many associated with the Footballers' Battalions which was formed 100 years ago this month when 35 players became the first to sign up at Fulham Town Hall.

Click here for more information about the Footballers’ Battalions and the ‘Football Remembers’ WWI project

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