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4. In 1939, Nazi Germany’s Reich Music Examination Office added the song to a listing of “undesired and harmful” musical works

5. It had a resurgence during the civil rights movement in the 1960’s in America

6. Although previously thought to have been started in 1988, the World Rugby Museum in 2020 unearthed archive footage of it being sung at Twickenham when Martin Offiah (nicknamed “Chariots” as a play-on-words referencing the 1981 film Chariots of Fire), played in the 1987 Middlesex Sevens tournament

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