The German in the schoolyard: my childhood war games and Brexit

This Brexit mess reawakens some old childhood memories from the 1970s and 1980s. I was born to German parents in England, where my father was selling German industrial products for a living. We lived in a quiet settlement called Donkeytown, on the edge of the London suburbs in Surrey. We were the “Germans of the village”. And so one of the dominant feelings of my childhood was a…