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A 'test case' for the 1936 Berlin Olympics?: the 1935 England-Germany football international at Whit

Professor Beck discusses the December 1935 football match between England and Germany.

Was the December 1935 football match between England and Germany purely a sporting event, as the British Foreign Office and the Germany embassy claimed at the time, or was it a political prelude to a still more extravagant propaganda spectacle at the Berlin Olympics the following year?

Peter J. Beck, Emeritus Professor of History at Kingston University, is the author of Scoring for Britain: International Football and International Politics, 1900-1939 (1999). He has published articles on the footballing dimension of the England-Germany relationship in both the BBC History Magazine and History Today. His most recent books are 'Presenting History: Past and Present' (2012) and 'Using History, Making British Policy: the Treasury and the Foreign Office, 1950-1976' (2006).


Professor Peter Beck | talks


Date and Time:

3 August 2012 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
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