Saturday, 24 March 2018

A History Lesson For Boris Johnson

He's spent the week comparing Russia's hosting of the World Cup to Nazi Germany's 1938 Olympics, so it's time to remind him of a couple of things:

1) 20 million Russians were killed fighting the Nazis during World War II, so to liken them to Hitler's Nazis is both ignorant and disgusting.

2) Here's a photograph...


It shows the England football team ahead of a game in Berlin in the '38 Olympics, giving the Nazi salute.

They were instructed to perform the salute by the then British government...which was, of course, the Conservative party.

But what about the Russians, you might ask, did they give the Nazi salute to appeal to their hosts too?

Um no, Russia opted to boycott the '38 Olympics, seeing Nazism for exactly what it was.

2 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen that photograph before Mark; in fact I know I haven't. Chilling, isn't it?

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    1. Not surprising. It's a photo people would like us all to forget. It's that very dangerous 'just go with it' attitude that we're currently experiencing right now, with everyone keeping to the line that it was novochik from Russia and expelling diplomats to show missplaced solidarity

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