Let Them Play

Let Them Play By All Means: The Story of Yorkshire Rugby Union in World War Two
Stuart Sheard
Drop Kick Books, 2012
ISBN 978-0-956744401
Available from: www.ypdbooks.com

Let Them Play By All Means is the story of Yorkshire Rugby Union during World War Two, one of the most difficult times in the lives of many people in Britain, and a largely unrecorded period in the history of rugby union in the County.

Contemporary records, memories, newspaper archives, photographs and documents, help to describe how the sport responded to the life-changing events that took place between 1939 and 1945

Importantly, the book records how a small group of remarkable club enthusiasts kept the sport going against the odds through the war years, and remembers some of the rugby people who made the ultimate sacrifice.