Podcast 181: Winning At Dominoes 11 – The Two Salutes
This week’s 200% podcast feels somewhat relevant at the moment, considering the state of the modern world. We’re going back to the 1930s, to take a look at how the salutes, and one man who refused to salute, came to define the failed appeasement of Nazi Germany by the British government. Football was a very useful political tool during the 1930s, and hosting England or a touring English club was both good business and good propaganda.
So this is a story of the Weimar Republic, of enduring British arrogance, of treaties broken and salutes being just another tool in the diplomatic armoury. And at the centre of that are fans and trade unions who were outraged, governments eyeing each other with an air of unfinished business in the air, and players, whose careers were soon to be ended by the outbreak of hostilities.
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