England win: England 6 Germany 3

14 May

England team in Germany 1938

Interesting facts about England; This day in 1938 England played Germany, clashing just before the second World War (which started 16 months later). The game should have been remembered for the England win (6-3) and the magnificent venue of Berlin’s Olympic Stadium where around 110,000 went to watch the match.

Instead in a politicly correct stunt, the England team were ordered to give the Nazi Salute prior to the game (one does not want to offend). The resulting image sat painfully with a nation and the Nazi saluting players. Eddie Hapgood, England’s captain summed up his feelings “I’ve been in a shipwreck, a train cash, and inches short of a plane crash but the worst (thing) of my life was giving the Nazi salute in Berlin.”

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