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Abstract

The concern of this monograph has been to examine British identity at the Olympic Games between 1908 and 1920, with the desire to observe what can be determined with regard to her identity, both sporting and beyond. A 12-year period has been considered, which includes three Olympic Games, a World War and many significant changes within the world that had an impact on Britain.

Keywords

Olympic Game Rugby League Physical Profession British Press British Identity 
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Notes

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© Luke J. Harris 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke J. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK

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