Basil Drennan letter - page 4

Basil Drennan letter - page 4
  • Title: Letter from Basil St George Drennan to his mother about visiting the 1948 London Olympic Games in London

  • Date : 3 August 1948

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, DRE/A/1/23

  • Description :

    A letter sent by Basil St George Drennan to his mother, recounting his visit to the 1948 London Olympic Games. Drennan describes watching the exciting 5000 metres race, where he witnessed “the remarkable Czech, Zatopek, sprint in the last 100 yard, nearly catching up the winner, a Belgian on the tape”.

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