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Still remembered as England's finest hour, the summer of 1966 remains for many a very special moment in their lives. By recording the recollections of people who were involved with and affected by England's World Cup, this book captures the heady days when football actually came home. Including reminiscences from fans, players, administrators and television commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme (whose famous utterance at the end of the final has become synonymous with the ultimate triumph of the national side), as well as many illustrations, this book will breathe life into a vital part of England's sporting heritage. The collection includes first-hand impressions of the group stages, the final itself and the mood that gripped the country as World Cup fever took hold. From the Bishop who rushed a christening to watch the final on television to the casual workers at Wembley who staged an impromptu rerun of the game twenty-four hours later, these stories constitute a fascinating record of this momentous occasion. Anyone who was there will enjoy reading some of the magic through the memories presented here, while those who are too young to have been involved will realise just what made it so magical for those who were.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752439297
ISBN-10: 0752439294
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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