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Can someone please explain The Great Escape World Cup Editon

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kajs, May 19, 2002.

  1. Kajs

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    How does the movie The Great Escape connect with World Cup? Just curious...
     
  2. Jonathan David

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    The theme from the Great Escape is an unofficial anthem for the English soccer team.

    At every England game there is a official supporters band which plays various songs, before/during and after a game, to build up the fans.

    One of them is the theme from the Great Escape. It is a very popular song and speaking from personal experience great when your watching England :0)
     
  3. TheoGB

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  4. Jonathan David

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    True but it is very addictive!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Matt Pasant

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    I could understand if they used the other "great" escape world war II movie more.. That being.. Victory!
    A friend of mine always says, if he ever goes to prison, the first thing he is doing is organizing a soccer game.
    -- Matt
     
  6. Kajs

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    Thanks for the info, the music was my guess.
     
  7. Malcolm Cleugh

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    The UK limited edition version of the Great Escape SE(slightly more expensive) has an extra menu with 2 extras a 5 minute feature on the England supporters band as Jonathan mentions above and a spoof ad for the England soccer replica kit based on the Great Escape.

    You also get a 5 foot by 3 foot union (England) flag !
     
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    Surely it's just an England flag, Malcolm? The Union Flag is totally different...Or am I going mad?
     
  9. Malcolm Cleugh

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    Your are correct Theo

    It is the England flag of St George, red cross on white background. I am sure our colleagues elsewhere in the UK would get upset otherwise !
     

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