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Half of British men 'have German blood' due to Anglo-Saxon migration

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Despite fighting in two world wars and countless World Cup clashes, it appears Britons are a lot closer to their German rivals than they might think.

A new study has revealed that up to half of British men have German blood as a result of the Anglo-Saxon migration following the collapse of the Roman Empire.
Academics at University College London (UCL) found a segment of the Y chromosome which is present in virtually all north German and Danish men is also found in half of British men, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The bond is linked to the migration of hundreds of thousands of Anglo Saxons into south-east England during the fifth and sixth centuries.
German news magazine Der Spiegel used the new research to poke fun at their European rivals, writing: ‘There is no use in denying. It is now clear the nation which most dislikes the Germans were once Krauts themselves.’

England’s rivalry with Germany is one of the most competitive in world football, with the Germans knocking Fabio Capello’s side out of the World Cup in South Africa last summer in a 4-1 thrashing.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/866985-half-of-british-men-have-german-blood-due-to-anglo-saxon-migration

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    Adnan786
    I wonder if this will disband EDL and the BNP, or will they turn on themselves.
    dxx
    dxx2 years, 9 months ago #2Show comment tools Reply
    To be honest, I think the Israelis might have more of an issue with the Germans than we do.
    smithyp1
    No wonder i'm always first out with my beach towel .......
    Adnan786
    Im all for the rivalry when it comes to footy matches, other then that (and the war victims), i think most people are allright with Germans.
    FilthAndFurry
    Despite the wars, I tend to find British people get on really well with Germans. They always seem to be the closest to us in terms of temperament, so it's not a huge surprise.

    As far as I'm aware the EDL don't have an issue with Germans, whilst the BNP seem to dislike the idea of European integration, but beyond that there's no issue.

    Hope that helps you understand better OP.
    vibeone
    Anyone know who the OP is?
    boothy
    lol@OP (with a 786 username)desperately trying to play the race card mentioning the BNP/EDL and failing hard


    WFT have the BNP and EDL got against the Germans?

    Spammed to save his blushes and because it will annoy him

    Edited By: boothy on Jun 22, 2011 13:41
    gmdlogan
    A ha, so its not just the Royal Family then!
    master_chief
    Hardly a surprise, as Filth says, we've known we're similar for decades.
    chalkysoil
    my great grandmother was German ...
    Adnan786
    boothy
    lol@OP (with a 786 username)desperately trying to play the race card mentioning the BNP/EDL and failing hard


    WFT have the BNP and EDL got against the Germans?

    Spammed to save his blushes and because it will annoy him


    I think you are a very confused little boy. Whats WFT mean? Also what does the 786 in my username have to do with anything? Why are you so angry for? Did you have a bad childhood?

    BNP stand for and wish England to have only indigenous British people, with this new finding, it appears that there might not be such a thing. Capiche?

    Also, spamming for sake of spamming isnt reason enough to break the forum rules. Next time have a better reason.

    Edited By: Adnan786 on Jun 24, 2011 18:03
    PhearFactor
    Ja und?
    Adnan786
    Und nichts. Es ist nicht mehr zu dieser, nur weil die Farbe meiner Haut nicht weiß ist. Das ist nicht mein Stil und nicht das, was ich oder dieses Land steht. Die Leute müssen aufhören, auf der Suche nach etwas, das nicht da ist. Das Ende.
    FilthAndFurry
    Adnan786
    boothy
    lol@OP (with a 786 username)desperately trying to play the race card mentioning the BNP/EDL and failing hard


    WFT have the BNP and EDL got against the Germans?

    Spammed to save his blushes and because it will annoy him


    I think you are a very confused little boy. Whats WFT mean? Also what does the 786 in my username have to do with anything? Why are you so angry for? Did you have a bad childhood?

    BNP stand for and wish England to have only indigenous British people, with this new finding, it appears that there might not be such a thing. Capiche?

    Also, spamming for sake of spamming isnt reason enough to break the forum rules. Next time have a better reason.


    Wow, what a revelation.
    Adnan786
    FilthAndFurry
    Adnan786
    boothy
    lol@OP (with a 786 username)desperately trying to play the race card mentioning the BNP/EDL and failing hard


    WFT have the BNP and EDL got against the Germans?

    Spammed to save his blushes and because it will annoy him


    I think you are a very confused little boy. Whats WFT mean? Also what does the 786 in my username have to do with anything? Why are you so angry for? Did you have a bad childhood?

    BNP stand for and wish England to have only indigenous British people, with this new finding, it appears that there might not be such a thing. Capiche?

    Also, spamming for sake of spamming isnt reason enough to break the forum rules. Next time have a better reason.


    Wow, what a revelation.


    It is isnt it :) Hope you're having a good day. And if you're not, its ok. Do you know why? Because of this
    Punjab
    dxx
    To be honest, I think the Israelis might have more of an issue with the Germans than we do.

    Do they ?, the national football team is sponsored by Adidas; brainchild of Nazi soldier Adi Dassler; Coca Cola produces Kosher products and famously invented Fanta for the Nazis amid a USA embargo.

    The fuhrer's own folks wagon are very popular there.

    Furthermore, all Germans aren't responsible for the atrocities that afflicted Jews, and most are now British.

    The EDL/BNP have far more in common with the Nazis than a true Briton; who'd know what Churchill fought against.

    Most Europe will have similar DNA; It's what determines a European.

    Not only that but most of Latin America will also possess european genetic traits.

    Anthropology's a wonderful subject.
    Punjab
    gmdlogan
    A ha, so its not just the Royal Family then!

    Aren't they Greek aswell . . bloody debters.

    The whole point of a monarchy is to bind countries together.

    Hence why South Africa was under both British ad Dutch rule and ultimately came under Afrikaner rule.

    Heck, most of today's cricketers representing England are produced in RSA.
    Punjab
    FilthAndFurry
    Despite the wars, I tend to find British people get on really well with Germans. They always seem to be the closest to us in terms of temperament, so it's not a huge surprise.

    As far as I'm aware the EDL don't have an issue with Germans, whilst the BNP seem to dislike the idea of European integration, but beyond that there's no issue.

    Hope that helps you understand better OP.

    The German's lost the war and own at Football; methinks that was a key contributer to the fall of hitler.

    j/k

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