La Brière ou Grande Brière est un marais situé géographiquement au nord de l'estuaire de la Loire débouchant sur l'océan Atlantique, à l'ouest du département de la Loire-Atlantique. Autrefois, on y récoltait la tourbe et on y navigue encore grâce à une barque appelée « chaland ». Ses habitants s'appellent les Brièrons. Les marais de Brière sont protégés à plusieurs titres. Le Parc naturel régional de Brière a été mis en place en 1970…
Burnin Red Ivanhoe is the finest export product out of Danmark, playing a special brand of psychedelic Prog Rock since 1967. Sharing the stage with Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep, these guys have seen it all, front row. Combining Jazz-Rock with R&B, Blues and psychedelia, the band stretched musical boundaries since their first album M144. Legendary BBC DJ John Peel once wrote, after hearing the band, that this must be the best live band in the world. He went on to produce two albums for Burnin Red Ivanhoe.
The novel is about schoolboys in the rapidly developing Budapest at the turn of the 20th century, who defend their playground, the "grund", from the "redshirts", a team of other boys who want to occupy it. The boys regard the "grund" as their "Fatherland", constitute themselves its "National Army" and constantly use all the terminology of nationalism as common at the time in Hungary as elsewhere in Europe.
On Hitlers birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans. They assign the task of organizing the team to a well known Olympics football player who demands for his team food and a chance to train. Although the organizer believes that soccer is sacred and does his best to train the team, he is tempted to escape along with the others, when they find an opportunity. They get caught, but the game takes place anyway. They play, hoping that they might get pardoned and not get executed in the end. However, they play too well and the enraged Germans execute them before the game ends.