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Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend

Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend (Paperback)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR



Bert Trautmann is a football legend. He is famed as the Manchester City goalkeeper who broke his neck in the 1956 FA Cup final and played on. But his early life was no less extraordinary. He grew up in Nazi Germany, where first he was indoctrinated by the Hitler Youth, before fighting in World War Two in France and on the Eastern Front.



In 1945 he was captured and sent to a British POW camp where, for the first time, he understood that there could be a better way of life. He embraced England as his new home and before long became an English football hero.



'Brilliant' Observer



'A remarkable story, well worth reading' The Times



'A gripping story of an unlikely redemption through football' Sunday Times



'This poignant book is a tribute to the depth of both Clay's research and her compassion' Independent

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association football Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 01/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9780224082891  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Catrine Clay has worked for the BBC for over twenty years, directing and producing award-winning television documentaries, mainly for the History Unit. She has written three previous books. Her most recent book, King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins who Led the World to War, was published in 2007 to high acclaim ('Proof that good storytelling is a true art,' Caroline Moorehead, Spectator, 'Weird and wonderful,' Hilary Spurling, Observer). She is married with three children, and lives in London.

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