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Clapton's Khaki Team (1915) - First World War | BFI National Archive

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Published on 7 Nov 2008

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In this Topical Budget newsreel we see Clapton Orient football team - based in East London, and rechristened Leyton Orient following WWII - in action. After playing their last match of the season, ten of the Orients players join the Footballer's Battalion. This was the affectionate term for the 17th Middlesex Regiment during WWI, which famously comprised many professional footballers.

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