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Prince Obolensky.<br />
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The tragic stories of the 90 international rugby players who gave their lives in the Second World War have been told in a poignant new book.<br />
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These days elite rugby players go to war on the pitch, putting their bodies through hell to secure victory, but these heroic ex-internationals went to war for real - for a far greater purpose - never to return. <br />
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Included in their ranks was the grandfather of actor Rory Kinnear, a Russian prince who scored one of England's greatest tries and Scottish international Eric Liddell whose exploits on the track were immortalised in the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.<br />
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Historian and screenwriter Nigel McCrery, who created the BBC TV series' Silent Witness and New Tricks, has meticulously researched the lives of all these fallen heroes.