A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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theyflysohigh logo 1939 West Ham v Leicester City (Day Before War Dec

1939-40 : the war years

(Abandoned after three games and deleted from the record books)

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football League Division II

Home Park

3 - 1 (Hubbard 2, Wood)

26 August 1939

Att: 18,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Burton

Macaulay

Hubbard

Goulden

Wood

FULHAM : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Wood, Fenton)

28 August 1939

Att: 15,200

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Burton

Macaulay

Hubbard

Goulden

Wood

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

0 - 2

2 September 1939

Att: 13,400

Medhurst

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton

Walker R.

Cockroft

Burton

Macaulay

Hubbard

Goulden

Wood

Territorial Hammers 2 Territorial Hammers Newspaper banner Fulham Report Fulham Picture WH lose stars

Manager: Charlie Paynter

39_08_26 Plymouth Argyle v. WHU (photocopy) CONTINUE 2

1939-40 South "A" Division

(Photocopy)

The day before War was declared

39_08_28 WHU v. Fulham 39_09_02 WHU v. Leicester City Cine Projector Programme

Preparations for the 1939-40 football season began in an unreal atmosphere as war loomed once more. The Football League season was only three matches old when everyone’s worst fears were realised, on 3 September Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went on the airwaves to announce to the nation that a state of war existed between their country and Germany.

1939-40 Football League : Division II

Manager: Charlie Paynter

Neville Chamberlain

Britain's declaration of war 1939