Fifteen Young Men: Australia's Untold Football Tragedy by Paul Kennedy

By Paul Kennedy

Fifteen younger Men is the genuine tale of a doomed adventure.

Few humans comprehend an Australian soccer crew drowned in 1892.

Yet the boat catastrophe nonetheless ranks along the Manchester United aircraft crash (1958) as one of many world's maximum wearing tragedies. misplaced have been fifteen males and boys from one city - brothers, fathers, sons, uncles and top pals - 'youths that will have made the simplest colonists Australia ever had.' just one or contributors of the staff have been spared: the captain, who on the jetty had an odd feel of imminent threat, and gave away his price ticket sooner than the voyage, and one other.

For the 1st time in 122 years, journalist Paul Kennedy finds why the Mornington soccer membership by no means made it domestic. In doing so, he brings to existence nineteenth-century Australia in the course of melancholy and its first banking situation, a interval of trauma, resilience, friendship, love and grief for a new release of settlers' children.

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