Austro-Hungarian Army WW1 (Photo: IWM Q 88200)

Football gives as an opportunity to explore the 20th and early 21st century history – full of migration, conflict and change – in new and meaningful ways.

Gijsbert Oonk (Historian at Erasmus University Rotterdam)



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