Grand Slam To Great War England Team 1914

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My small tribute to the England team of 1914, who bravely faced the Scots for the Calcutta Cup, but sadly five months later they were forced to show bravery and courage that we can not possibly imagine.

Pictured here in their pristine white shirts, proudly displaying the red rose, they pose for a team photograph before the match against their arch-rivals Scotland in March 1914.

England won the crunch international 16-15, and a month later defeated France to clinch a Grand Slam in the Five Nations Championship.

But after playing for their country, five of this team would go on to die for it, laying down their lives in the great war.

We will remember them.

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