FC Start s football games but also sickened when reading through how the Nazi s disposed of Kievian citizens A balanced account and definitely worth a read for those that want a detailed account of how the Nazi s treated the Ukranians but also how inspirational sport can be in uniting a nation that was so impoverished Great true story of resilience Story of a soccer team in Kiev after the Nazis take over Interesting story but kind of flatly told in
part because veryone involved is long dead This one s a Christmas gift I read before giving it to my Uncle because F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby everyone involved is long dead This one s a Christmas gift I read before giving it to my Uncle Its the story of the Ukrainian footballers soccer players from the Kyiv Dynamo team that played a German military team during the Nazi occupation of Kyiv and then were thrown in a concentration camp for beating the GermansThe book gives a lot of background information on WWII in Ukraine or the Great Patriotic War as the Soviets called it and was a uick read I think that the author is usually a sports writer for a Glasgow Scotland newspaperOverall Injoyed
and thought it would make great gift for my sports loving historypolitics nut uncle A decent read Claims in the book are disputed lsewhere but interesting This is a great story that is sadly written up in a badIT AND THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE
Book. Were CapturedWere captured incarcerated were many of the members of the sparkling 1939 Dynamo Kiev football team argaubly the best in Europe before the war Captured Kiev was a starving city whose population were deported in vast numbers as slave labour However one man was determined to save not just the surviving players from the Dynamo side but other athletes as we. The populacethe morale of the inhabitants was crushed Then came a group of bakers who had played under the title of the Dynamo in pre war Russia Theywere the catalyst through which the citizens of Kiev in spite of all their suffering were offeredthe hope of better days to come Little by little through the xample of the team s fightingheroicspirittheir fellow Kieveans began to lift their heads a bit higher After the Dynamo defeated the Luftwaffe team sent to play against themthus giving the lie to the claim of Aryansuperioritythe Germans did their worse to the players They were imprisonedstarved and worked to death In spite oftheir suffering they served as the xample that
Sustained The Kievans Until Thethe Kievans until the victory cameagainst their tormentors after a two year occupation One final remark one need not be an afficianado of the sport of soccer to appreciate the messageof this well reaearched and well written account of how a people can ndure in spite of the harshestcruelties which can be visited upon them This account of the Nazi occupation of Kiev is utterly harrowing weaving the fascinating stories of some of the key players that played for FC Start I found my self close to tears with lation when reading the inspiring account of. Surprise At breathtaking speed his armies swept East slaughtering the ill prepared Soviet forces His greatest military gains of the ntire war were made in a few short months and the largest single country that he conuered was the Ukraine roughly the size of France Ukraine's capital Kiev was circled assaulted and overrun and among the city's defenders who.
review Dynamo author Andy DouganIf you are a soccer Fan You Likely Have Heard you likely have heard the Death Match I m not a soccer fan but I was touched by the story This book is an in depth look at the German occupation of Kiev during WWII and the local soccer team that defeated the superior Luftwaffe team twice in three days The story is at once a touching tale of human resiliency and shocking statement on the horrors we are capable of if left unchecked The book is about 240 pages and a uick read I highly recommend it for veryone sports fans or otherwise A not too long book about the footballers of Dynamo Kiev who played in the so called death match during the occupation of Kiev by the Germans in the second world war Actually the football takes up uite a small part of the story which concentrates on the city of Kiev and the atrocities that went on Very poor The author does
not seem to know about WWII or football Also the players livesseem know much about WWII or football Also the players lives xperiences are dealt with rather shoddily and superficially Disappointing Dynamo is the name of a Kievan soccer team which came to symbolize the Russian resistance to Nazi barbarism after the occupation of this Ukrainian historic city Naturallywhen your native cityhas been occupied by a foreign power who is ruthless in suppressing. In 1942 at the centre point of World War II an Tempting Fate extraordinaryvent took place not on the battlefield but in a municipal stadium in Kiev This is the true story of courage team loyalty and fortitude in the face of the most brutal oppression the world had ver seen When Hitler initiated Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 he caught the Soviet Union completely by.