First World War's game of life and death

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The Independent Online

The football kicked around by troops of the London Irish regiment when they went over the top at the Battle of Loos in the First World War is to go on show at the regiment's museum in Camberwell.

The incident in 1915, recreated in a painting by Lady Butler, ended with the ball being punctured on German barbed wire, before being retrieved by retreating troops.

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