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Today marks the centenary of soccer superstar Leigh Roose’s tragic death in the Somme. Tributes have already been aired on BBC Radio 4 and across local media, with a Midlands Today piece coming later today. All of Leigh’s main clubs and their local media are marking the centenary – and it will be a special day when Stoke City and Sunderland meet on October 15.
Spencer Vignes’ Lost in France is the true story of Leigh Roose: playboy, scholar, soldier and the finest goalkeeper of his generation, a Welsh international who became a hero on the terraces at several clubs including Stoke City, Sunderland, Everton and Arsenal. It's also the tale of how one man became caught up in a global catastrophe – one that would cost him his life, his identity and his rightful place as one of football's all-time legends.
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the Somme offensive, the book was the subject of a double-page spread in The Sun, commemorating Leigh Roose and the battle that cost him his life. Click on the link below.
Lost In France lifts the lid on Roose’s colourful life and tragic death, including:
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Lost In France.