With Germany blockaded by the Allies, hardship and shortages took their toll on the home front.
We asked some of our Getty Images Sports Photographers what have been their highlights so far in this tournament.
It’s hot, it’s humid. Capital of the state of Ceará and the sunshine capital of Brazil, Fortaleza is one the country’s most addictive tastes of the tropics.
Some of the country’s best beaches are the main lure to this coastal city also known as the Brazilian Venice.
The capital of the north-eastern state of Bahia, Salvador is the rhythmic heartbeat of the country’s Afro-Brazilian Culture, and hosts a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands.
When Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006, its importance cannot be understated. By then the time was ripe for the country to move on from the horrors of the past and to feel pride in the nation once again..
Gisela Schober is an exciting new contributor to Getty Images entertainment coverage in Germany. We get to know the photographer a little more personally...
A brief history in pictures at the Winter Olympic Games, continues as we look back on Germany
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