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 United States military and colleges joined forces and fielded competitive football teams. The book highlights the Department of the Navys role in preserving the game and footballs impact on national morale and the war effort through their lend-lease to colleges of officer candidates, including All-America and professional players. It describes wartime college and military football throughout the globe and offers listings of college and military teams, records, scores, big games, and statistics; player and team profiles; and a glossary of period football terminology.
About the Author
Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., is a nationally known, award-winning military historian and retired Navy captain with four decades of service to the Department of Defense, including as a professor and associate dean at the Defense Acquisition University. He served in the White House as an assistant and advance representative to President Ford. This is his 17th book. He founded and chairs the award-winning preservationist group World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition in Wilmington, N.C., where he resides.
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