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Bert Trautmann 1923-2013

In Anglo-German Relations on July 19, 2013 at 20:44

It is with sadness to note that the personification of the Anglo-German relations post 1945, Bernhard Carl ‘Bert’ Trautmann has passed away today, aged 89.


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In Stereotypes on July 4, 2013 at 21:56

Paul_Breitner_Lars_Ricken_Wembley_2013Despite the wide spread admiration for German soccer anno 2013, it is still remarkable that German (maybe Germany?) football is still seen through a martial point of view. The best example was the pre-game ‘ceremony’ of this year’s Champions League final which saw two groups of warriors in the club’s colours as well as Paul Breitner and Lars Ricken in uniform presenting the trophy.

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