The Ration Book Olympics

The Ration Book Olympics

List price: US$14.18

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Clare Balding looks back at the last time that the Olympic Games came to London in 1948. Three years after the end of the Second World War, Britain was still gripped by austerity. Rationing was still in force, severe bomb damage was still much in evidence and no new sports facilities could be built. Visiting athletes were put up in schools and RAF camps. Yet the Games were a resounding success and actually made a profit. Clare Balding meets athletes who competed in 1948, including cyclist Tommy Godwin, who won two bronze medals, and Dorothy Manley, who won silver in the athletics. She also talks to Roger Bannister who saved the day for the British team in the opening ceremony. The programme also includes fascinating voices from the archives, including Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals.

show more
  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • AudioGO Limited
  • BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • BathUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1445878380
  • 9781445878386
  • 1,118,594

Other books in Olympic Games

Other people who viewed this bought:

Reviews from