Road to Valour

Author: Aili McConnon,Andres McConnon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297864459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8630


An Italian SCHINDLER'S LIST, this is the inspirational story of Gino Bartali, who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian Resistance during the Second World War. ROAD TO VALOUR is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and still holds the record for the longest gap between victories. Yet it was his actions during the Second World War, when he secretly aided the Resistance, rather than his remarkable exploits on a bike, that truly cemented his place in the hearts and minds of the Italian people. Based on nearly ten years of research, and including fascinating new interviews, this is the only book written that fully explores the scope of Bartali's wartime work. A breathtaking account of one man's unsung heroism and his resilience in the face of adversity, this is an epic tale of courage, comeback and redemption, and the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.

Road to Valour

Author: Aili McConnon,Andres McConnon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385669481

Category: Cyclists

Page: 336

View: 1031


A biography of Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who won the Tour de France twice and aided the Italian resistance during World War II.

Government Yearbook

Author: Israel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Israel

Page: N.A

View: 7233


Road to Valor

Author: Aili McConnon,Andres McConnon

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780307590640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 7848


Documents the against-the-odds story of cyclist Gino Bartal from his impoverished youth in rural Tuscany and his surprise victory at the Tour de France to his secret role in the Italian resistance and his postwar second Tour de France win. 50,000 first printing.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Third Ypres 1917

Author: Paul Oldfield

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473884853

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 2902


In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted.Victoria Crosses on the Western Front Third Ypres 1917 is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.

New Israel Guide

Author: Efraim Talmi,Menaḥem Talmi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Israel

Page: 526

View: 1084