Delighted German spectators watched a crack
soccer team from Düsseldorf defeat the British 53rd Division's team. A
German in the stands crowed triumphantly to a British soldier: "You
don't know what this victory means to Düsseldorf. For the first time we
have beaten you at your national game."
The Tommy smiled back. "That's all right. We've already beaten you at
To continue reading:
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!