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Ajax, the Dutch, the war : football in Europe during the Second World War

Author: Simon Kuper
Publisher: London : Orion, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prior to the war, Amsterdam was seen as a city of 'Jews and cyclists'. Crammed into the Jewish quarter was a population of around eighty thousand, many of them rag merchants, banana sellers and diamond cutters. A couple of miles to the east lay Ajax's De Meer stadium - of a Sunday, a bustling hub of activity at the furthest edge of the Quarter. By 1940 the Germans had sealed off the Quarter with barbed wire; by
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Kuper
ISBN: 0752851497 9780752851495 9781568587233 1568587236 0752842749 9780752842745
OCLC Number: 50783080
Description: 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: L. Orange Soldiers --
2. A Sunday Before the War --
3. A Friendly Salute: International Football in the 1930s --
4. The Warm Back of Eddy Hamel --
5. The Lost Memories of Meijer Stad --
6. Sparta: A Football Club in Wartime --
7. Boom: The Rise of Football in the Occupied Netherlands --
8. Strange Lies: Ajax, World War II and P.G. Wodehouse --
9. Captain of France, Collaborator in Gorcum: Football and the Annals of Resistance --
10. The Netherlands Was Better Than the Rest --
11. Soldier Heroes: British and German Football in the War (and Long After) --
12. Of Bunkers and Cigars: The Holocaust and the Making of the Great Ajax --
13. The Most Popular Team in Israel --
14. Football Songs of the Netherlands.
Other Titles: Football in Europe during the Second World War
Responsibility: Simon Kuper.
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The Holocaust, Dutch football and World War II - from the bestselling author of the award-winning FOOTBALL AGAINST THE ENEMY.  Read more...

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FEATURES THE TIMES - article by the author on 13 JanuaryTHE HERALD - articleabout the book on 4 JanuaryJEWISH TELEGRAPH - author interviewLONDON JEWISH NEWS - interview with SimonTELETEXT - interview Read more...

 
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