North West Theatre


Phil Vasili
21 Feb 13 to 16 Mar 13
Octagon Theatre

Tull’s exceptional talent as a footballer led to him being signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 1909.

When the Great War broke out in 1914 Tull signed up and soon demonstrated a natural flair to lead and inspire. Despite military regulations forbidding "any negro or person of colour" becoming an infantry officer, Tull’s heroism in battle was rewarded in May 1917.

Overcoming racial prejudice and military rules he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and became the first black officer in the British Army.

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