[The Texas Terrors:] American Football ... Souvenir Programme.
America’s Texas Terrors Play Football in Australia
Colorful, illustrated World War II program for a U. S. Army demonstration game of American-rules football, played “Somewhere in Australia.” The game was played between two U.S. Army teams, The North-West Cougars and the Texas Terrors, as a fundraiser:
This souvenir programme is produced by the Committee to acquaint the Australian audience with some of the intricacies of American football. The entire proceeds of the sale of the programme revert to the Merchant Navy Day Fund. The American Red Cross does not share in the proceeds of the programme or any refreshments sold at the grounds. (p)
The program lists the names, positions, weights and heights, and hometowns of each player as well as those of the coaches, commanding officers, and game officials. Half-tone photographs show each team as well as some individual players and coaches.
An introductory section of American Football Souvenir Programme explains the rules of American Football, some penalties, and the duties of the various game officials. Many of the sport’s finer points are described in comparison to Australian rugby football.
In true Texas fashion, the front cover shows an Army officer roping a snorting, bucking bull. Hook ‘em Horns.
Description: [The Texas Terrors:] American Football ... Souvenir Programme.
[Likely Australia, 1943]. pp. Program. 8½ x 5½ inches. Illustrated self-wrappers; stapled. Color cover illustration by Stan Crawford; black and white half-tone text illustrations from photographs. Fold lines; very good.