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Football tour of Germany 1938

by Caroline Gaden 18 September 2006

I am writing in the hope that you may be able to answer some questions from the local sports archives.
In 1938 my father Ron Ford went to Germany on a football tour with a Brighton and Hove Club. His brother Eric Ford was a local police officer and
I’m not sure if the tour was organised by the police or the town team.
I know they visited Düsseldorf and Altenberg and they were taken on “a motor tour of a labour camp”. They saw a Nazi rally and saw bomb shelters.
I’m trying to find out more about the tour … who organised the tour, where else did they go, why did they go at that time, who did they play, game results, team photos?
I hope you may be able to help me answer some of the questions
Many thanks
Caroline Gaden
Northern NSW

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