Das große Spiel

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Das große Spiel (English: The Big Game) is a 1942 German sports film directed by Robert A. Stemmle and starring René Deltgen, Gustav Knuth and Heinz Engelmann. It featured famous German footballers of the era. National coach Sepp Herberger arranged for many German international footballers to be recalled from fighting in the Second World War, obstensibly to improve the quality of the film, but actually to try to protect them from the horrors of war.[1]

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  • Hesse-Lichtenbeger, Ulrich. Tor!: The Story of German Football. WSC Books, 2003.


  1. ^ Hesse-Lichtenbeger p.91-92

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