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WW1 trench football game to be auctioned

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    This is a new one on me.
    "A WW1 board game mocking the Germans as the British beat them at football could be sold for hundreds.
    The Trench Football board game was played by British soldiers in 1915. The game was manufactured amid a wave of British patriotism as a propaganda tool to mock the German Military Command and shows how the bitter rivalry between England and Germany stretches back more than 100 years.
    In the game, players compete against the 'enemy' by rolling a ball along a football pitch past a network of trenches and cartoons of German military figures.
    The tongue-in-cheek set also pokes fun at the Kaiser Willhelm II by turning a caricature of his moustached face into a goal.
    Elsewhere on the board, outside right Little Willie is a "feeble opponent" while centre forward Von Terpitz sits astride a sinking submarine and centre half Von Moltke is pictured slipping head over heels.
    In order to score a goal against the Germans, players must swerve a series of strategic traps before finally flicking the ball into the into the mouth of the Kaiser."
    www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1455587/euro-2020-england-Germany-ww1-football-board-game

     
  2. Kai-Petri

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    Well. They make Money of everything if they can.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Wasn't there a WW2 British game about beating the Nazis? I seem to remember reading about one, though I could be mistaken.
     
  4. GRW

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    You're right, and also a Nazi one.
    Can't remember their names though.
     
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