VE Day: Southampton goalkeeper Arthur House on fighting in World War II

Southampton academy players Ryan and Toby visit Arthur House, a former Saints goalkeeper whose playing career ended when he went to fight for his country in World War II, to learn about his experiences.

This piece was filmed in 2019. Arthur died in the summer of 2019, at the age of 99, and this is dedicated to his memory.

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