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  • Christmas Football Truce 1914

    Christmas Football Truce 1914

    Christmas Day 1914, for a few hours at least 'Greatcoats for Goalposts' as rank and file soldiers from the German and British front lines put down their weapons to have a game of football instead. The…
    £24.00
  • Peterloo 1819 shirt

    Peterloo 1819 shirt

    On 16th August 1819 a peaceful march of 60,000 people assembled in St Peter's Fields, Manchester. In response to their demands for greater democracy, the government instructed the army to disperse the…
    £24.00
  • 1917 Aurora

    1917 Aurora

      The crucial moment of the October Revolution was reached when the royal Winter Palace was successfully stormed. The signal to begin the assault was given by the Russian warship Aurora, firing b…
    £24.00
  • Landscape of Communism plate

    Landscape of Communism plate

    Our plates are Royal Doulton China, made in the Potteries, England. Based on a Soviet design of the Russian Revolution peroiod, a Soviet hammer and sickle with background indusrial landscape. Artist …
    £15.00
  • Red Star plate

    Red Star plate

    Our Red Star plate design combines the central plough and star motif from a design by Mikhail Adamovich of 1922 with the slogan 'All Power to the Soviets'. Individually numbered limited edition of 100…
    £15.00
  • Suprematist plate

    Suprematist plate

    Suprematist plate design of 1922. Suprematism was an art movement focused on abstract geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles, and using a limited range of colours. It was f…
    £15.00
  •  Spanish Civil War La Pasionaria

    Spanish Civil War La Pasionaria

    "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees"

    Sleeveprint : Viva La Pasionaria One of the iconic figures of the Spanish Republic's battle for land and freedom against Franco's fascists, Communist MP Dolores Ibarruri, known popularly as La Pasi…
    £24.00
  • Tom Mann Centuria

    Tom Mann Centuria

    The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War pitted the democratially elected Republican government against the fascist Franco backed by the overwhelming military firepower military firepower provided by Hitler and …
    £24.00
  • POUM

    POUM

    The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War pitted the democratially elected Republican government against the fascist Franco backed by the overwhelming military firepower provided by Hitler and Mussolini. The P…
    £24.00
  • International Brigades 15th Brigade

    International Brigades 15th Brigade

    The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War pitted the democratially elected Republican government against the fascist Franco backed by the overwhelming military firepower military firepower provided by Hitler and …
    £24.00
  • International Brigade British Battalion Banner

    International Brigade British Battalion Banner

    In 1937 the British Battalion of the International Brigade fought in its first battle at Jarama against Franco's fascists. This superb T-shirt is based on the Battalion's banner from the period which …
    £24.00
  • CNT/FAI

    CNT/FAI

    The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War pitted the democratially elected Republican government against the fascist Franco backed by the overwhelming military firepower military firepower provided by Hitler and …
    £24.00
  • International  Brigade British Battalion Women

    International Brigade British Battalion Women

    Based on a Republican poster of the Spanish Civil War our design lists and oommemorates the heroic women who joined the International Brigade's British Battalion and served as nurses. Unisex size …
    £24.00
  • Catalan Republican Left

    Catalan Republican Left

    The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War pitted the democratially elected Republican government against the fascist Franco backed by the overwhelming military firepower military firepower provided by Hitler and …
    £24.00
  • International Brigade British Battalion Return

    International Brigade British Battalion Return

    80 years ago this December, 07.12.38 the surviving members, minus those captured and imprisoned by Franco, of the International Brigade's British Battalion return home via the cross-channel ferry to N…
    £24.00
  •  Martin Luther King Dream

    Martin Luther King Dream

    "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Washington, 28 August 1963

    4th April 1968 Martin Luther King was asseassinated. Five years previously, 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington. It would prove to b…
    £23.00
  •  Martin Luther King Flag

    Martin Luther King Flag

    US flag made up of full and complete text of 'I Have a Dream' Speech Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated. Five years earlier King had delivered his 'I Have a Dream…
    £23.00
  • Constructivism by Design

    Constructivism by Design

    Our abstract design is based on an original drawing by Antonina Sofronova of 1922. The revolution had opened the door to new possibilities, and artists rallied to visualise this moment of such int…
    £24.00
  • Levellers

    Levellers

    Thomas Rainsborough's quote is perhaps the most important single statement of the Levellers philosophy, ' the poorest that is in England hath a live to live as the greatest.' The Levellers were the r…
    £23.00
  • Tom Paine

    Tom Paine

    "The World is my country. To do good is my religion." Tom Paine

    English radical Tom Paine, author of the pro-republican tract The Rights of Man was a staunch defender of and participant in the French Revolution. Put on trial for sedition in Britain, he was electe…
    £23.00
  • This is What A Suffragette Looks Like

    This is What A Suffragette Looks Like

    On 6 February 1918 some, but not all, women were given what most men had, the vote. It took several morre years before all women were given the vote but this partial victory began the process. However…
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  • Deeds not Words 2018

    Deeds not Words 2018

    Our history from the Peasants Reviolt via the Levellers, Diggers and Ranters of the Engiish Revolution to the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Chartists and much more too has always been one of change through actio…
    £23.00
  •  Emily Roundel Aqua

    Emily Roundel Aqua

    Sleeveprint: Emily Wilding Davison Centenary Derby Day 4 June 1913 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison stepped on to the Epsom Racecourse to stop the Derby. A heroic, yet fatal, this action was the …
    £23.00
  •  Emily Roundel Pink

    Emily Roundel Pink

    Sleeveprint: Emily Wilding Davison Centenary Derby Day 4 June 1913 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison stepped on to the Epsom Racecourse to stop the Derby. An heroic, yet fatal, action, this was th…
    £23.00
  •  Emily Roundel White

    Emily Roundel White

    Sleeveprint: Emily Wilding Davison Centenary Derby Day 4 June 1913 On 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison stepped on to the Epsom Racecourse to stop the Derby. A heroic, yet fatal, this action was t…
    £23.00
  • Red Wedge

    Red Wedge

      Lissitzky's famous poster 'Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge'. Published as the Civil War raged and the revolution appeared to be about to be reversed, the design has come to represent progress…
    £24.00
  • 1917 Petrograd Soviet

    1917 Petrograd Soviet

    23 February 1917, Russian women workers left their Petrograd factories to defy Cossacks armed with swords and took control of the streets. In less than a week they had been joined by hundreds of t…
    £23.00
  •  Brooke Peace1914

    Brooke Peace1914

    On the outbreak of war the early euphoria of Rupert Brooke's hymn to youthful opportunity, Peace 1914 , was typical of the popular mood. It is contrasted in our design with a vivid visual representat…
    £23.00
  •  Oh! What A Lovely War

    Oh! What A Lovely War

    Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop produced a ground-breaking and poignant musical entertainment about the First World War to mark its 50th anniversary. We have now reached the centenary, and Oh…
    £23.00
  •  C. E. Montague

    C. E. Montague

    De facto editor of the Manchester Guardian, now better known simply as the Guardian during CP Scott's period as an MP, 1895-1906, C.E. Montague was aged 47 in 1914, but dyed his hair and volunteered f…
    £23.00
  • 1914-18 Remembrance

    1914-18 Remembrance

    Sleeve print: 1914-18 The War That Did Not End All Wars A design from renowned illustrator and Philosophy Football collaborator Dan Murrell. The silhouette of an unknown soldier, place and date a…
    £24.00
  • Footballers Battalion t-shirt

    Footballers Battalion t-shirt

    Formed by volunteers in December 1914, at the start of the First World War, the Footballers' Battalion, aka 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, was made up largely of professional and amateur pl…
    £24.00
  • Cable Street

    Cable Street

    4th October 1936 Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists  prepared to march through London's East End in order to stir hate against the area's sizeable Jewish Community. 100,000 East Enders gathere…
    £24.00
  •  Aid Spain'36

    Aid Spain'36

    Strictly Unofficial, based on an iconic original design by one of Catalonia's greatest artists, a 1936 poster in solidarity with the Spanish Republic. On 12 October 1936 the International Brigades …
    £24.00
  •  Battle Of Britain Roundel

    Battle Of Britain Roundel

    "So much owed by so many to so few. " Battle of Britain 1940.

    The names of all 544 of the 'few'.  Sleeve print : 'So much owed by so many to so few.' Battle of Britain 1940. Through the summer and autumn of 1940 the Battle of Britain raged in the airspace…
    £24.00
  •  Battle Of Britain Hurricane

    Battle Of Britain Hurricane

    Hawker Hurricane. Sleeveprint :' So much owed by so many to so few. Battle of Britain 1940.' While the Spitfire was the glamorous star aircraft of the Allied effort in the Battle of Britain, due to…
    £24.00
  •  Battle Of Britain Poland

    Battle Of Britain Poland

    'For Freedom' with all Polish aircrew fatalities in the Battle of Britain listed. Sleeveprint: 'So much owed by so many to so few.  Battle of Britain 1940.' Aircrew from across Europe, from the…
    £24.00
  • Battle Of Britain Spitfire

    Battle Of Britain Spitfire

    Sleeveprint: "So much owed by so many to so few Battle of Britain 1940" The Spitfire was without doubt the most memorable aircraft flown by the RAF in World War Two. The Spitfire Mk 1 was in servic…
    £24.00
  • 1943 Dambusters

    1943 Dambusters

    Lancaster Fuselage markings, Dambusters Raid, May 1943  It was in 1943 on land, sea and air that the tide turned against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. On 17th May of that year the ingenious Bar…
    £24.00
  • 1943 Italian Resistance

    1943 Italian Resistance

    Volunteers of Liberty Corps Badge  In 1943 on land, sea and air the tide turned against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Our Italian Resistance T-shirt uses a badge from the Italian Partisans who f…
    £24.00
  • Stalingrad Airforce

    Stalingrad Airforce

    "From the Politodelets Collective Farm to the Defenders of Stalingrad."

    Sleeveprint: Stalingrad 1942-1943 The Hour of Courage In 1942 the Nazi onslaught on the Russian city of Stalingrad was to be Hitler's strategy to complete the defeat of the Red Army. Yet within mon…
    £24.00
  • 1943 Kursk

    1943 Kursk

    T-34 Tank Outline, message on turret reads 'To Berlin'  Our Battle of Kursk T-shirt features in outline the Soviet tank, the T-34, so crucial to this the biggest of all tank battles in WW2, and w…
    £24.00
  • 21st Army Group

    21st Army Group

    "21st Army Group : Northern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany. June 1944-May1945."

    Sleeveprint: VE Day, 8 May 1945, Fascism Defeated. Our design features the shoulder flash worn by the 21st Army Group. Commanded by Field Marshal 'Monty' Montgomery it consisted of British and Cana…
    £24.00
  • Hiroshima 2015

    Hiroshima 2015

    "06.08.1945 Protest and Survive"

    For a decade or so Philosophy Football has been proud to mark a wide variety of WW2 anniversaries in the cause of the defeat of nazism and fascism. We don't 'celebrate war' we commemorate the sacrific…
    £23.00
  •  1914-18 Remembrance (Print)

    1914-18 Remembrance (Print)

    A strictly limited print each individually signed by the artist Dan Murrell. Highest quality silk screen production by the famous London Bop Eight printing studio. A design produced by Philosophy F…
    £190.00
  •  RAF North Africa

    RAF North Africa

    Sleeveprint: People's War Against Fascism 1939-45. The roundel on this shirt is from the North African front and features the colours and markings of a RAF Hawker Hurricane Mark One Mk 1, V7524, TP…
    £24.00
  •  Desert Rats

    Desert Rats

    The second battle of El Alamein that began on 23 October 1942 was one of the turning points of the Second World War. Reversing the tide of victories won by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy across North …
    £24.00
  • 1943 Atlantic Convoy

    1943 Atlantic Convoy

    SC130 with Merchant Navy Flag In 1943 on land, sea and air the tide turned against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Our Atlantic Convoy T-shirt symbolises the first time this vital supply line, made…
    £24.00
  •  D-Day Hawker Typhoon

    D-Day Hawker Typhoon

    Sleeveprint: D-Day against Fascism 6 June 1944 6th June 1944, D-Day and the beginning of the end for Nazi-occupied western and northern Europe. Our design features the colours and markings of an RA…
    £24.00
  • VE Day '45 Union Jack

    VE Day '45 Union Jack

    Sleeveprint: VE DAY 8 May 1945 Fascism Defeated At Philosophy Football we have made a point of marking key anniversaries of the Second World War. Not to 'celebrate' war and the carnage and destruct…
    £24.00
  • Stalingrad Patriotic War Medal

    Stalingrad Patriotic War Medal

    Sleeveprint: Stalingrad 1942 The Hour of Courage The Nazi onslaught on the Russian city of Stalingrad was to be Hitler's strategy to complete the defeat of the Red Army. Yet within months, after d…
    £24.00
  • D-Day Overlord

    D-Day Overlord

    Overlord' was the codename for the Battle of Normandy launched with the Allies' successful amphibious landings in occupied northern France. To hold the flanks of the beach head, and sow confusion,…
    £24.00
  • ELAS Greek Resistance Army

    ELAS Greek Resistance Army

    In few countries was the resistance to the Nazi occupation as successful as in Greece. Our design is based on a the titling from a contemporary administrative building of the Greek People's Lib…
    £24.00
  • Armia Krajowa Poland Home Army

    Armia Krajowa Poland Home Army

    1st September 1939 - Nazi Germany invades Poland, two days later Britain and France declare war on Hitler, World War Two has begun. The Polish resistance to the occupation of their country began im…
    £24.00
  • 1944 Monte Cassino

    1944 Monte Cassino

    16 May '44 the Polish 2nd Corps launch one of the final assaults on the Nazis' defence of Monte Cassino. Two days later this most bloody battle is won, the Polish flag, followed by the Union Jack is …
    £24.00
  • Red Front shirt

    Red Front shirt

    In 1930s Germany the Roter Kämpferbund led the battle on the streets against the resistible rise of Hitler. Despite the violence they faced both from the Nazis and the police they bravely fought on u…
    £24.00
  • D-Day Beaches

    D-Day Beaches

    The D-day seaborne landings took place across five Normandy beaches. British troops were responsible for securing Gold and Sword, the Canadians the same for Juno, while American troops landed at Om…
    £24.00
  • D-Day Invasion Stripes

    D-Day Invasion Stripes

    Our unique 'Invasion Stripes' design features the special, temporary markings carried by allied aircraft taking part in D-Day and subsequent operations. The high-visibility black and white identific…
    £24.00
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