Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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Skegness is So Bracing, BR (ER) poster, 1956
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Eastern Region (ER), showing a view of the Embassy Ballroom and a funfair, at the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Skegness, with the beach and pier in the background. In the top right-hand corner is shown the famous Jolly Fisherman character, taken from the original GNR poster of 1908 by John Hassall, also entitled Skegness is So Bracing'. The Jolly Fisherman is still used to promote the resort today. Artwork by Kenneth Steel. Printed by R B Macmillan, Derby
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View of Old Town City of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport on the Dalmation coast. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Although Dubrovnik was demilitarised in the 1970s to protect it in case of war, in 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, it was besieged by the Serb and Montenegrin soldiers gathered in the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling.
After the war all damage was repaired in original style.
Game of Thrones Filming Locations; King's Landing, the capital and largest city of Westeros
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