Mike Roberts

1950s Month: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (via The Equaliser)

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Very readable article by Rob Doolan. West Germany’s triumph was also immortalised in two films: Sönke Wortmann’s ‘Das Wunder von Bern’ and the very end of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘The Marriage of Maria Braun’.

1950s Month: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Rob Doolan In 1954, football came home. Sort of. The selection of Switzerland as the venue for the fifth World Cup finals had less to do with practicality and more to do with the Swiss-based FIFA's 50th anniversary celebrations. Yet in many ways it was fitting that the land of the cuckoo clock provided the setting for the most barking mad World Cup in history. Switzerland ’54 produced, amid a good deal of fine football, controversy, violence a … Read More

via The Equaliser


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