It was the most important World Cup Final in European football history – and the most meaningful for the country that won. For the neutral, a Final has never been more dramatic or emotional. Here is a largely successful colourization of the Final, which illustrates just how distancing and alienating black and white film can be. That one change out of greyscale makes it “look like football” in the way we’d understand it today:
And here, in four parts, is the bulk of that Final, along with what seems to be the original German radio commentary. About which, plus ca change.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll reiterate – for what it’s worth – that on this evidence, the Hungarian complaints, about disallowed goals, goalkeeper obstruction and offside, seem bottomless.