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London Olympics 1908 and 1948

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: Oxford : Shire Publications, 2011.
Series: Shire library, no. 622.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fourth Olympic Games of the modern era, in 1908, were set to be held in Rome, but when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 1906, Italy needed all her resources to rebuild Naples. London stepped up to the plate and with only two years to prepare the British Olympic organisers pulled off a successful Olympic Games in London. Miraculously, they managed to do so while shunning all municipal and government assistance and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janie Hampton
ISBN: 9780747808220 0747808228
OCLC Number: 751708225
Description: 48 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: First London Olympics: 1908 --
Make do and mend: 1948 --
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Series Title: Shire library, no. 622.
Responsibility: Janie Hampton.

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The first two London Olympics offer food for thought in the run-up to London 2012. In 1948, London hosted the Olympics again. The entire budget for the 1948 Games was 760,000, and they turned a  Read more...

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An entertaining dash through the last two Olympics hosted by [London]. The contrasts between then and now are striking, and often amusing. But it's the dramatic events that played out on the track Read more...

 
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