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 Post subject: Gino Bartali - War Hero
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:35 pm 
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I`d never heard of this but it is a remarkable story -
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/j ... jews-nazis


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:40 pm 
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His biography is a good read.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:47 am 
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I agree a very good read of a man who was clearly a legend both on and probably more so off the bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:54 am 
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"Some medals are pinned to your soul, not your jacket"


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:14 pm 
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Book on his life "Road to Valour" here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Valour-Bar ... no+bartali


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:31 am 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Funnily enough I'd been reading about this only recently in one of my umpteen books on cycling history, but I forget which one. In a similar vein, 1947 TdF winner Jean Robic apparently worked for the French Resistance.

David


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