Overview:Cycling in the Great War - On 28 June 1914, there were two almost simultaneous shots. In Paris, the twelfth Tour de France was about to start, while in Sarajevo the Austrian crown prince Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. Professional cycle racing came to a halt, but the first cycling heroes continued to race. The Belgian cycling author Patrick Cornillie takes us through the wartime editions of the Tour of Flanders, which were ridden on a velodrome just north of Ghent. With humour, the book tells the stories of a champion who was a spy, a one-legged Italian cyclist, some famous British and German idols, and the perilous bike adventures of a well-known Belgian author. With sadness, we learn about the fate of a French winner of the Tour, killed in battle, the brave Black Devils, and the many cyclist-soldiers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada who died at the front. Cycling in the Great War is a collection of moving tales, beautifully told and beautifully illustrated with original historical pictures.
This book is on page /991d858404670cb95ebe7995ae4965fd/book/1603725644-9789401455022. It was written by the following authors: Patrick Cornillie. Book Cycling in the Great War, which can be read online, published by the company: Lannoo. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2018-06-27 00:00:00. It has 208 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download Cycling in the Great War has PDF format and is called cycling-in-the-great-war.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our lib-et-deco.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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