I am not sure how often Norwich City have had the national anthem played before a game. However it did happen in unique circumstances on 1st October 1938 before the Division Two match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Over the previous two days a meeting had taken place in Munich, attended by Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini, during which agreements had been made that seemingly averted world war. On 30th September Chamberlain returned to Britain, proclaiming 'peace in our time'. To mark the occasion the national anthem was sung by the 30,000 strong crowd at the Tottenham match.
A Billy Furness goal helped City to a 1-1 scoreline at half time, but Spurs netted three more times after the break.
[This item first appeared on Sing Up The River End! on the 30th of June 2010]