The Extinguished Flame: Olympians Killed in The Great War

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Pen and Sword, Oct 19, 2016 - History - 296 pages
In August 2016 the world will be spellbound by the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as 10,500 athletes from 206 countries compete in 306 events. Tracing their origins back to the Greeks in 776 BC, the history of the Olympics is a glorious one but it has had its darker moments. During the First World War no fewer than 135 Olympians perished. Many had won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. They came not just from the UK, Germany, France, USA but from all over the globe. Wyndham Halswelle, killed in action on 31 March 1915, won a Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in both field and track events. The Frenchman Leon Flameng, the fastest cyclist ever, died on 2 January 1917, having won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the 1896 Olympics. The German Fritz Bartholomae, killed in action 12 September 1915, won a Bronze in the rowing eights during the 1912 Olympics. The list of these heroes goes on and on. Each Olympian, who made the supreme sacrifice, is honoured in this magnificent book by a summary of their life, sporting achievement and manner of their death.
 

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Pierre Six 7716
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Josef Rieder 13716
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Hermann Bosch 16716
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Maurice Salomez 7816
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John Robinson 23816
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Robert Finden Davies 9916
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Justin Pierre Vialaret 30916
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René Victor Fenouilličre 41116
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Louis Desire Bach 16914
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Charles Devendeville 1991914
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Leopold Mayer 21914
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Alexandre Bouin 29914
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Georges de La Nézičre 91014
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Thomas Gillespie 181014
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Árpád Pédery 211014
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Béla Zulawszky 241014
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Joseph Racine 281014
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Alphonse Meignant 041114
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Gerard Twiggy Anderson 111114
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Jeno Szántay 111214
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Richard Francis Yorke 221214
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André Six 1914
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Georg Krogmann 9115
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Max Herrmann 29115
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Georges Adam Lutz 31115
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Kenneth Powell 18215
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Edward RadcliffeNash 21215
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Adolf Kofler 13315
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Wyndham Halswelle 31315
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Geoffrey Barron Taylor 24415
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Gilchrist Maclagan 25415
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William Anderson 26415
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Ralph Chalmers 08515
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Henry Mills Goldsmith 09515
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Anthony Wilding 09515
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Herman Donners 14515
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James Duffy 23515
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Henry Alan Leeke 29515
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Oswald Carver 07615
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Alfred Mickler 14615
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George Fairbairn 20615
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Amon Ritter von Gregurich 28615
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Jakob Person 15715
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Edward Gordon Williams 12815
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Rudolf Watzl 15815
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Edmond Wallace 18815
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Paul Kenna 30815
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Fritz Bartholomae 12915
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Arthur Ommundsen 19915
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Renon Boussičre 25915
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Michel Soalhat 25915
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Ismael de Lesseps 30915
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Heinrich Schneidereit 30915
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Joseph Caulle 11015
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Béla von LasTorres 121015
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Alfred Staats 221015
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Dragutin Tomašević 1015
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Lajos Gönczy 41215
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Edmund William Bury 51215
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Georg Baumann 1915
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1916
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Hugh Durant 20116
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Arthur William Wilde 21116
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Geoffrey Horsman Coles 27116
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Jules Aristide Jenicot 22216
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Walter Jesinghaus 22216
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Alan Patterson 14316
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Karl Braunsteiner 19416
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Guido Romano 18616
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Maurice RaoulDuval 5516
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John SomersSmith 1716
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Alfred Edward Flaxman 1716
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Béla Békessy 6716
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William Philo 7716
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Frederick Septimus Kelly 131116
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Léon Honoré Ponscarme 241116
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Louis de Champsavin 201216
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Andrei Akimov 1916
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Nikolai Kynin 1916
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Wilhelm Lützow 1916
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1917
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Leon Flameng 2117
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Feliks Leparsky 10117
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Henry Ashington 31117
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Charles Vigurs 22217
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Alister Kirby 29317
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Prince Karl of Prussia 6417
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Herbert Wilson 11417
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Gordon Alexander 24417
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Robert Powell 28417
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Issac Bentham 15517
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Percy Courtman 2617
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Harold Hawkins 16617
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Herbert Gayler 23617
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Percival Molson 5717
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Louis Octave Lapize 14717
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Waldemar Tietgens 28717
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Noel Godfrey Chavasse 4817
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Wilhelm Brülle 5817
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James Roche 25817
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Claude Ross 19817
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George Albert Hawkins 2022917
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George Butterfield 24917
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Bernhard von Gaza 25917
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Duncan Mackinnon 91017
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Harry Crank 221017
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Alexander Decoteau 301017
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Ivan Laing 301117
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Gori Nikitin 1917
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1918
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Juho Halme 1218
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Reginald Pridmore 13318
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Hermann Plaskuda 21318
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Ronald Sanderson 17418
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Kurt Bretting 30518
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István Mudin 22718
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Albert Rowland 23718
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Ernest Keeley 23718
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Henry Macintosh 26718
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Hans Sorge 6818
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Thomas Raddall 9818
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Frederick Kitching 11818
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Bertrand de Lesseps 28818
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Cecil Patrick Healy 29818
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Joseph Frank Dines 27918
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Hanns Braun 91018
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Imre Mudin 231018
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William Lyshon 131018
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Alfred Motté 311018
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Arthur Yancey Wear 61118
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Heinrich Burkowitz 1118
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Andre Corvington 131218
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Victor Willems
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Hermann Bönninghausen 26119
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Bibliography and Sources
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Olympians in Order of their Date of Death
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The Number of Olympians who Died in the First World War by Nation
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Olympians by Nation
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History of the Olympic Games
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Casualties Who Won Olympic Medals
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Born in 1953, Nigel McCrery travelled extensively during his childhood as his father was in the RAF. They settled in Nottingham. He served in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary between 1978 and 1987. He then read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the BBC graduate entry course. He has written or been responsible for a number of highly successful BBC series and films including Silent Witness, New Tricks and All The King s Men. He has written over a dozen novels. Into Touch - Rugby Players Killed in The Great War and The Final Wicket - Test and First Class Cricketers killed in The Great War is in print with Pen and Sword Military. Nigel lives in Nottingham. writer.

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