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Anchor Men - Mauretania This is another illustration of the size and weight of the anchor chains of the "Mauretania". RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS Ref: 2931/T/14 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing.
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history. The 30 Most Powerful Sports Photographs Of All Time
Jesse Owens- Owens’ career may have been mangled by the usual brew of prejudice and bureaucracy (he finished up racing against horses), but his name echoes down the ages as a once-in-a- generation sprinter, who posted times still respectable today. His four golds in front of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics had significance far beyond sport.
On August 5, Jesse Owens took the gold medal at the 200-meter finals, breaking another world record at the 1936 Games. Hitler stormed out of the stadium. Not only had Owens received his third gold medal, but Lutz Long, the German who placed second to Owens in the long jump, had wrapped his arm around Owens and circled the stadium the day before to a chorus of applause from Hitler’s own people. National Archives, ARC 306-PSE-80-746