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A Guide to London 1908 Featured London Marathon Image

A Guide to London 1908

ISBN - - Hardcover - A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
This book is a nostalgic visitors guide to Edwardian London when Britain welcomed with open arms Olympians from around the World, staging Londons first Olympic Games in 1908. This commemorative book features memorabilia from the games including a plan of the route of Londons first marathon that would set in time the official distance of 26 miles, 385 yards, and the entire collection of letters, event programmes, and entry tickets to the games compiled by William Barnard, official timekeeper for the games. It is enriched with rare photos from the games, however most poignant are the letters written by Lord Desborough appealing for donations from the public for the games to go-ahead, and then thanking them in supporting one of the most iconic Olympics ever staged. The book is divided into 4 sections, 1 is London 1908 The Rise of Olympism, 2 is The 1908 London Olympic Marathon, 3 is the Guide and Gazetteer of London 1908 and 4 is the Atlas and Street Guide of London 1908

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The trial of Warren Hastings, 1788-1795 (1905) Featured London Marathon Image

The trial of Warren Hastings, 1788-1795 (1905)

The trial of Warren Hastings, 1788-1795 (1905). Warren Hastings was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal). He was accused of corruption and impeached in 1787, but was acquitted of all charges by the House of Lords in 1795 after a marathon trial. From Cassell's History of England, Vol. IV, [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1905]

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Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908 Featured London Marathon Image

Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908

Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908. The marathon at the London Olympics of 1908 was run in ususually hot conditions. Italian athlete Dorando Pietro arrived at the stadium alone in the lead but, suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, he collapsed on the track in a state of disorientation. Officials helped him up and pointed him towards the finishing line which, after falling four more times, he eventually crossed in first place. The last 350 metres of the race had taken him 10 minutes to complete. The American athlete Johnny Hayes finished second and the US team registered a protest at the assistance Pietri had received from the officials. Their protest was upheld and the Italian was disqualified. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume I, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg, 1936

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