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Eric Liddell’s former roommate in China internment camp celebrates his centenary and the time of his life
Olympic runner immortalised in Chariots of Fire would have been best man at my wedding if he’d lived, says Joe Cotterill, who met the two loves of his life in the Japanese wartime Weihsien internment camp in Shandong province
© BY HELEN LEAVEY
27 APR 2017
Eric Liddell's grave in 1991
CHINESE GRAVE’S SECRET: A FAMED RUNNER RESTS HERE
A marker at last for the devout hero of “Chariots of Fire”
By, BARBARA BASLER
Special to the New York Times
December 2, 1990
HONG KONG , Dec.1
Eric Liddell, the extraordinary runner whose brief, brilliant athletic career was ...
--- the begining of the legend ---
The journalist writes:
"It was a typically selfless act. Eric Liddell, the iconic Scottish Olympic athletics champion, turned down an offer of liberation by Winston Churchill from a wartime internment camp in China in favour of another prisoner, it was claimed ...
Dedication of Eric Liddell Memorial Stone at Weifang, China, June 9, 1991
Left to right: Charles Walker, Norman Cliff, David Michell, Peggy Judge, a niece of E.L.
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"Eric Liddell's Greatest Race"
by: Duncan Hamilton
He is crouching on the start line, which has been scratched out with a stick across the parched earth. His upper body is trust slightly forward and his arms are bent at the elbow. His left leg is planted ahead of the right, the heels of both feet raised slightly in preparation for a sringy launch ...
Man of faith: Eric Liddell in his missionary days in China before he was interned in a POW camp.
Band played on as Scots Olympic hero lay dying in a Prisoner of War camp.
Beautiful hymn that soothed Liddell's pain
By GRAHAM TIBBETTS
Thursday, January 14, 1999
As he lay dying in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp; Olympic legend Eric Liddell heard the strains of a brass band floating through the stale air of his room.
A devout Christian, he asked the makeshift ...