The Liverpool Blitz

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jobjockey | 08:45 Sat 01st Jun 2019 | Media & TV
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Please don't get me wrong, but could any one
undergoing this terrible ordeal would have imagined
that in some of their lifetimes a German would be
managing Liverpool F.C., very successfully.


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Not quite so unexpected as German Bert Trautman keeping goal for Man City just after the war.
They bombed our chip shop!
Aye, not like scousers to let something go after only 70-odd years.
Oooooph ^^^
Bert Trautman was a captured German Para who married an English girl and chose this country as his home. He was highly respected and even loved by the fans. especially as he continued to defend his goal after sustaining a broken neck earlier in the game ( a cup final, I seem to remember) .

But to answer your question, as someone who endured the London blitz, No, I could not have imagined such a thing. We hated them all at the time.
A damn good example of the futility of war.
the problem is - - they are remembering after 75-80 y and this may affect ( actually we know it does ) affect their memories and the interpretation

Gosforth Park is a drama that deals a bit with sympathy with the German regime.

I thought it was a bit - flat - considering my mother had a direct hit at Mile End in 1940 whilst she was operating. Pt died. Nothing was said of the emergency medical service,
and I got bored because nothing was ssaid about shipping the injured on hospital trains down to unbombed cities

This is dealt with in the opening scenes of The English Patient - but they get the details wrong - no drips made form red rubber anyway - and nurses uniforms wrong

and did the people hate each other ?
Over in Berlin - my father was being shown around along with other POWs one of the museum art galleries - and an Ozzie cried out 'why cant these *** speak in English?' - my father did say he was rather glad there were prison guards there to keep order

He was being transported in a train from one camp to another 1944 and saw a terribly burnt mother - by this time he was speaking German and said - I am terribly sorry to see this
and the mother replied with a german word - meaning - destiny dictates it happens to us all
( arabic it would be - it is what God wills - ma sh Allah - but of course er she wasnt an arab)

so that gives you some idea of what I thought the progz wd be about ......
I wonder if, back in 2018, somewhere on a German social forum, there was a thread opened by someone from Dortmund (one of the most heavily bombed cities during WW2) asking if anyone would have imagined that they would be cheering for an Englishman (Jadon Sancho) every weekend?
I've served in Germany ten years after the war when many of the cities still bore the scars of our bombing raids and never met any animosity or even sullenness. My wife and I have had many German students staying with us for a week and all, without exception, were absolutely delightful. In those times I often thought of the madness of war and how we could have dropped high explosives on people such as those we had the great pleasure of sharing our home with.

A lunatic, followed by propaganda. Enough.

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