do not mention the war

Football in Germany, c.1914

In History on August 13, 2014 at 09:10


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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