A new touring exhibition which explores the connection between football and the British Army. Tactics and Teamwork: Football in the British Army uses many fascinating images and archival material from the collections of the partner Museums illustrating the popularity of football in the Army. It shows how football helps keep soldiers fit and morale high, how it prepares for combat, with a focus on both the First World War and the Second World War.
The exhibition is a collaborative venture between North-West partners Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Lancashire Infantry Museum in Preston, and the Fusilier Museum in Bury, with support from the National Football Museum and Cumbria Archive Service.
The exhibition has been funded by Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT), in partnership with Sporting Heritage CIC. The nationwide project was to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between sport and the armed forces