Anglais Cycling in the Great War (édition en anglais)

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On 28 June 1914, there are two almost simultaneous shots. In Paris, the twelfth Tour de France is about to start, while in Sarajevo the Austrian crown prince Franz Ferdinand is assassinated. Professional cycle racing comes to a halt, but the first cycling heroes continue 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.

Rayons : Sciences humaines & sociales > Histoire > Epoque contemporaine (depuis 1799) > Première Guerre mondiale

Rayons : Vie pratique & Loisirs > Sports > Sports cyclistes

  • Auteur(s)

    Patrick Cornillie

  • Éditeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    208 Pages

  • Longueur

    27 cm

  • Largeur

    22 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    910 g

  • Distributeur


  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché