Don't Mention the World Cup: A History of England-Germany Rivalry from the War to the World Cup by Ed West
English | Apr 3, 2006 | ISBN: 1840245212 | 128 Pages | PDF | 11 MB
In 1945, German soldier Bert Trautmann escapes from capture by the Red Army only to be caught by the British Army and endure 'a fate vorse than death' - playing for Manchester City. In 1961, Commando comic launches, providing English football fans with enough of the basics of the German language to get by, namely schnell, achtung and 'for you Tommy, ze war is over.' In 1990, England play West Germany in the World Cup semi-final and go out on penalties.