Walter Tull

Walter Tull

Walter Tull was Britain’s first Black outfield footballer and the first Black officer ever in the British Army. The rules didn’t allow Black people to be promoted within the army but Tull showed such courage and compassion that he fought every obstacle in his way and was even recommended for the Military Cross for his heroics.

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