This cartoon was printed in The Green’Un, a Saturday sports paper published in Sheffield on August 15, 1914. It depicts an image how the cartoonist thought German football to be before 1914. We can see a pretty rough scene in an imaginary game between Belgium and Germany. The image accompanied an editorial on the role of football during the war and criticism of German football in the pre-war period.
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On August 4, in the early hours, Britain declared a state of war would exist, if the German troops would not withdraw from Belgium. This ultimatum went without reply and thus, war was declared changing the Anglo-German relations in the 20th century beyond recognition. Read the rest of this entry »