ORIGINAL: Joe D.
I suspect the church was much like the German public, with most people supporting the Nazis, and a few seeing the real truth. I also suspect that this is common occurrence with most populations, even modern ones.
Indeed so - and if not actually supporting the Nazis, then were happy to go along with them because of the ecomonic "miracle" they seemed to be performing. As for the picture, one England player - Stan Cullis of Woverhampton Wanderers - refused to give the salute and was dropped from the team as a result.
Is this photo from the '38 Olympics in Germany?
If so, the State Dept. forbade the US team from giving the Olympic salute, which was indistinguishable from the Nazi salute.
BTW, there hasn't been an Olympic salute since the end of WW II.
No its not - and there are two stand out clues as to why:
a) The Berlin Olympics were staged in 1936
b) If it was it would have been a picture of the Great Britain team - not England
However, this match was played in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin, in May 1938,
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