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Football Remembers At Bloomfield Road

9 December 2014

Players Join For Photo

Prior to kick-off on Saturday Blackpool and Birmingham players joined together to mark 100 years since the World War One Christmas Truce.

Both amateur and professional clubs across Britain showed their unity over the weekend, coming together for a photo, including at Bloomfield Road.

On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.

The aim was to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.

All photos uploaded on social media using #FootballRemembers can be seen on www.footballremembers.com. The site shall act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

All Together Now, The Farm's song about the Truce and First World War, has been re-recorded and features a backing choir of 60 Under-12 footballers: 38 from Premier League clubs and 22 from German clubs.

The boys sing in both English and German, and appear in the video in club shits. Notable musicians, singers and celebrities also appear on the single/video , which will be in aid of the Red Cross and the Shortncliffe Trust.


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