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Cricket and empire : the 1932-33 bodyline tour of Australia

By: Sissons, Ric Stoddart, Brian

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies series
1138990469 / 9781138990463
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24 cm 158 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Allen & Unwin, 1984.

A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions.

Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly seen as part of sport.

This book offers a radical reappraisal of bodyline which challenges the official interpretations of the events, and places them in a unique social and political context. .


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1MBF Australia, 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), WSBX History of sport, WSJC Cricket

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