The Austerity Olympics

The Austerity Olympics

When the Games Came to London in 1948

Book - 2012
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The 1948 Olympics took place in war-weary London during an economic crisis. Competitors brought their own towels, travelled to venues by bus and shared rationed food. Hampton tells the story of the "Make-do and Mend" Games, the most successful and inexpensive Olympics of the 20th century.
Publisher: London : Aurum Press, 2012
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9781845137205
Branch Call Number: 796.48 HAMPTON
Characteristics: ix, 350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Coe, Sebastian


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