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The Germans are brutal when they are winning and sorry for themselves when they are beaten, it said.
They have unbalanced minds and can fly into a rage if things go wrong, it continued.
Germany: 1944, the British Soldier's Pocketbook, which was issued to tens of thousands of troops, provided a potted history of the country, a guide to local customs and a rundown of the national psyche.
The 46-page booklet, which will be published by the National Archives next month, gives a unique insight into how British wartime leaders viewed the enemy.
They thought it essential to warn troops that the Germans "don't know how to make tea" and added, in a sideswipe, which has since been comprehensively discredited, that "football is entirely amateur".
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Thomas Reimer - 6/7/2006
Funny, considering how we as a nation deal with adversity (Vietnam, for example).
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