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"Arsenal" Win The Cup


We found the above newspaper cutting loose within my Granddad's World War II scrap book. It references a letter written by my Great Uncle about a football cup and league that his Kommando had organised within a prisoner of war camp. A team representing Arsenal were reported as being the victors.

My Granddad was the younger brother mentioned in the very last sentence. Both him and his brother thankfully returned safely from World War II, despite my Great Uncle being a part of the 'The Long March' from Poland to Germany.

I felt that this little story was too interesting to be shared only within the family, so I hope you find the read as interesting as we do.

(Editor's note - If anybody has further information on the above report, including the name of the publication in which it was first printed, please get in touch by emailing Thanks.)

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October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSalvatore Parisi
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