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Germany 1945…Reconciliation?

A few months ago I watched a three part BBC documentary called “Berlin 1945”. It was difficult to watch. The year 1945 in Berlin…archive footage and quotes from the diaries of ordinary Berliners. By January 1945, the Nazis have already … Continue reading

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Sport And War

So………Germany 4 Greece 2 George Orwell thought that Sport was like War without the shooting. And Cuban baseball, Russian basketball, American ice hockey and East German athletics have been used as weapons during what we used to call The Cold … Continue reading

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“Downfall”….Movie On Hitler’s Last Days In The Bunker

We have all seen movies which tell the story of the last days of Adolf Hitler in his Berlin bunker. RTE recently showed the 2004 movie “Downfall”. I taped it to watch it at my leisure. It is based largely … Continue reading

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