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Separated at Birth: Moritz Volz and David Hasselhoff

In Football, Germany, Popular Culture, Stereotypes on September 19, 2012 at 14:00

In History on September 18, 2012 at 10:47

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On September 17th 1916, the Germanair aceManfred von Richthofen, known to history as the “Red Baron,”shot down his first enemy plane over the Western Front during World War I.

Richthofen, the son of a Prussian nobleman, switched from the German army to the Imperial Air Service in 1915. He became the star pupil and protégé of Oswald Boelcke, one of Germany’s most successful fighter pilots. After seeing action over the Eastern Front, where he bombed Russian forces and railway junctions, Richthoften began his legendary career in the west.

On September 17, 1916, in his first trip in a combat patrol commanded by Boelcke, Richthofen found himself and his Albatross biplane engaged in aerial combat by a plane piloted by British Second Lieutenant Lionel Morris.

Richthofen later recounted the experience: “My Englishman twisted and turned, flying in zig-zags. I was animated by a single thought: ‘The man…

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2012: Annus Britannicus

In Britain, Identity, Olympics, Sport on September 11, 2012 at 13:07

 

The current year will go into the history books of Britain for various reasons. First, there is the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Second, Bradley Wiggins is the first Briton who has won the Tour de France. He later added Olympic Gold which was the major sporting event of this year so far: The London Olympics. Finally, Andy Murray has won a Grand Slam title, the first for a Briton since 1936! Read the rest of this entry »

Hungry children in Cameron’s Britain

In History on September 6, 2012 at 10:34

Another facete of Cameron’s Britain.

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This video is called Pupils speak out about UK child poverty.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Parents going hungry! – to help feed their children

THE parents of Britain’s poorest children are going hungry so that their children have some food on the table.

Both parents and children are missing regular hot meals, unable to afford warm coats and new shoes and suffering enormous emotional strain, according to a new report from the Child Poverty Action Group.

Child Poverty 2012: It Shouldn’t Happen Here‘ reveals the extent to which poverty is blighting young lives.

One in eight of the poorest children in the UK go without at least one hot meal a day and one in ten of the UK’s poorest parents cut back on food to make sure their children have enough to eat, the report reveals.

The survey…

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The Curse of Wembley

In Anglo-German Relations, England, Football, Germany, History, Media Analysis on September 5, 2012 at 10:40
Geoff Hurst's controversial second goal during...

Geoff Hurst’s controversial second goal during the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final is still not known to have crossed the goal line or not. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The title of the film by German film maker Stefan Keber suggests what many people already know: England have not won any major trophy since their World Cup triumph at Wembley in July 1966: England are cursed by Wembley and the third goal. Not just that, every time they appeared to be coming close to another final, there were German teams eliminating them from the tournament. The last time in 1996 at the Euro held in England. Read the rest of this entry »

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