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Did Eric Liddell turn down freedom to help another prisoner-of-war?

_DOUG GILLON, Athletics Correspondent_
August 11 2007

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 yesterday. ...



I recall an instance in the Tsingtao internment camp when I was 10 years old. I was in the common dining room in the former Iltis Hydro Hotel where there was also a piano. I was going through some of my music on the piano, and I started playing "America," which is the same music as "God Save the King." A British subject (male) hissed at me, "Are you crazy? Stop playing that!" That would have been in November of 1942, long before things turned sour for the Japanese, yet that full-grown British man, father of one of my peers, was terrified of what the Japanese might do if ...


July 9, 2017

In the United State tonight, the History Channel will broadcast at 9 p.m., Eastern time, a program that says a photograph has been found in the National Archives that may show that Amelia Earhart, who was trying to fly around the world, did not die, but was taken by the Japanese on the Marshall Islands. The photograph is not clear.

This is of great interest to me. Weihsien liberator, James Hannon, wrote about and told me ...