Bert Trautmann Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785510547573

Published: May 16th 2012


156 pages


Bert Trautmann  by  Jesse Russell

Bert Trautmann by Jesse Russell
May 16th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 156 pages | ISBN: 9785510547573 | 9.39 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Bernhard Carl Bert Trautmann, OBE (born 22 October 1923) is a German former professional footballer who played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964. Brought up during times of inter-war strife in Germany, Trautmann joined the Luftwaffe early in the Second World War, serving as a paratrooper. He fought on the Eastern Front for three years, earning five medals including an Iron Cross.

Later in the war he was transferred to the Western Front, where he was captured by the British as the war drew to a close. One of only 90 of his original 1,000-man regiment to survive the war, he was transferred to a prisoner-of-war camp in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Trautmann refused an offer of repatriation, and following his release in 1948 he settled in Lancashire, combining farm work with playing as goalkeeper for local football team St Helens Town.

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