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Uncontraversial - as are most people in most Nations throughout history.

They just wanted to get on with their lives.

Politics got in the way.
Yers, if only people had understood that when it mattered for me, not that it matters now, it's all water under the bridge.
The stumbling blocks are set by Deming for all victims of National Socialism. Regardless of religion, political affiliation or sexuality. Also for those who were killed in the euthanasia action or for the so-called asocials.
Just as an aside, they include the vast mass of people called up who didn't want to be there. I'd add Grandad Anton and probably aunt and uncle to that lot. There was also a relation who had the same name who could have been knocked off by the Doctors, but I can't be certain
 
Here you go:
Herforder alcohol free? Now there’s a badge to wear with pride.
 
Yers, if only people had understood that when it mattered for me, not that it matters now, it's all water under the bridge.

Just as an aside, they include the vast mass of people called up who didn't want to be there. I'd add Grandad Anton and probably aunt and uncle to that lot. There was also a relation who had the same name who could have been knocked off by the Doctors, but I can't be certain
That ist possible, there were 200000 people killed in the different euthanasia actions.
 
Herforder alcohol free? Now there’s a badge to wear with pride.
And I thought all of you in BAOR/BFG were upright churchgoing teetotallers which didn't swear and help old ladies across the street.
 
And I thought all of you in BAOR/BFG were upright churchgoing teetotallers which didn't swear and help old ladies across the street.
When you drive an AFV at them, it helps them old ladies cross the street.
I wasn’t even aware of alcohol-free beer in BFG.
 

XPara Mugg

War Hero
Why? Alcohol free beer is brewed in exactly the same way, it’s just cooked for longer to cook off the alcohol content

Only two things wrong with that:

1. Beer isn't made that way.

2. Alcohol isn't (these days) removed that way (from beer or wine).

Other than that; spot on. :)
 

XPara Mugg

War Hero
Please regale us with your excellence

Very simple really:

1. Any heating of ingredients is long past by the time alcohol is formed.

2. Most modern processes for removal of alcohol are by either lowering of temperature (freezing) or lowering pressure (barometric boiling) or membrane filtration (micro, ultra, nano filtration or reverse osmosis). This reduces damage to the beer (loss or change of flavour).

For further details on 1 see Home Brew Thread plenty of SMEs there.
 

dlrg

LE
I would have thought that the German beer purity law would have precluded such an abomination.
That's not a problem. I'm supping LIDL's finest 'Blei-frei' (lead free) at the mo'.

'Gebraut nach dem Deutschen Reinheitsgebot' (Brewed according to the German Purity Law).

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Tiger-Monkey2

War Hero
Ex squaddies of opposing sides have a common theme, they at one stage in their young lives tried to kill each other, and now have a respect for each others soldering skills. Civilians who had to endure bombings, and in the occupied country's, see their family members forcibly enslaved, shot, and made homeless have long memory's, my mother was bombed out, twice, an uncle was caught and tortured,.

Any ex squaddies in civvies who have an iron cross on his lapel is going to draw attention to themselves, mostly from people like my mother, and her generation, who had to endure the war years. The good folk of the old east end, and contrary to popular thinking, there are still many who haven't moved away, have long memories. As do the same generation of the many countries that the Germans enslaved.

Today after 75 years of relative peace, comedians still make mention in their act of the Germans, what they done is beyond comprehension and human understanding, and so memories persist, only when my parents, both still alive have all gone, perhaps the stories, newsreel films and documentary's on TV will be perceived in a more tolerable light, but until then, the remaining older generations of survivors of the camps, and forced exile, will never forget, or forgive. My mother lost most of her extended family to the Germans, in the camps. END

I live in NL. There is a BW officer who lives my apartment block. He works at a NATO office down the road. He wears his uniform to work and back each day and no one bats an eye at it. Sometimes, the is a BW car, green with BW number plate and a large BW cross on the door in our car park. No one bats an eye at it. The barman at my local bar is a German. No one bats an eye. This summer the town was full of German tourists. No one bats an eye.
 

dlrg

LE
I live in NL. There is a BW officer who lives my apartment block. He works at a NATO office down the road. He wears his uniform to work and back each day and no one bats an eye at it. Sometimes, the is a BW car, green with BW number plate and a large BW cross on the door in our car park. No one bats an eye at it. The barman at my local bar is a German. No one bats an eye. This summer the town was full of German tourists. No one bats an eye.

But footy fans will be footy fans!


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dlrg

LE
I just dont get it.
Rather have a nice cup of tea , or a lemon squash or something.

Brew beer ( a skill ) then take the alcohol out of it is barbaric and against nature.

I diskard it

Driving later. Not a tea drinker and Squash of any kind is an insult to water!
 
I was told by a Dutch bloke years ago that football matches between NL and Germany are mostly amiable apart from some piss-taking. I think there might have been a song about the Dutch asking the Germans about getting their bicycles back? Something to do with the retreating Germans taking the bikes and other easily portable metal objects with them for scrap.
I may be mis-remembering this as I had drunk some beers.
 

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