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When the men were not fighting, they would have to find ways to pass the long tedious hours. These were also opportunities to find a way to recreate some moments of normality in an otherwise surreal and unpredictable situation. Using images for our Look and Learn Collection, I would like to illustrate these lighter moments in the life of the World War I soldier.  …

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The Cult of the Football Stadium

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

The number of ambitious, cutting-edge football stadia has increased exponentially in the past few decades. But when all evidence strongly suggests bankruptcy, why is there still so much investment?   “The football stadium has always been the place of the game, of violence, of community, of mass cheering and of grief…” – Sybille Frank and Silke Streets, ‘Stadium Worlds’   It is easy to be…

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10 Iconic British Football Moments

Posted by Published on February 8, 2017

Let’s celebrate the ‘beautiful game’ with a chronological countdown of 10 iconic moments in Britain’s footballing history   1. The Football Association (FA) was formed on 26 October 1863. While it’s highly debatable whether football was invented in Britain (or China, or Greece, or…) it is this sporting body which developed modern football as we know it.   2. 1885 saw the first professional footballers…

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Soccer, football, kicking a round leather thing down a field and preferably into a net…whatever you like to call it, this sport is set to take over Summer 2016. With 51 matches played by 24 teams of 11 men for a duration of 90 minutes, the important math all adds up to….1 TROPHY  To the aesthete it is an art form, an athletic ballet. To…

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Football: Our Beautiful Game

Posted by Published on May 10, 2016

Dive into the history of England’s football glory with the National Football Museum’s collection of memorabilia. Preparations are underway for a 1966 World Cup exhibition.     Manchester United is not the only reason for a football fan to head northwards; Manchester is also the new home to the National Football Museum, which proudly presents the finest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled by Harry Langton,…

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Approaching one of the most cherished holidays in the United States, Thanksgiving, the Bridgeman New York team are feeling thankful for our favorite holiday treats and traditions. Happy Turkey Day! Historic Harvest Feast Dating back to the first European settlers on the continent, the first Thanksgiving was the celebration of the European Pilgrims‘ first harvest in the New World. Settling their differences for three days,…

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When thinking about World War I, the image of soldiers in trenches immediately comes to mind. Trenches were an effective way to protect against gun shots and assaults and – despite many attempts – proved impossible for enemy soldiers to break through.     The first trenches The first trenches were dug after the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Stretching over 400 miles between…

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