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Item of the Month – August 2016

Official souvenir programme from the 1948 London Olympics

Official souvenir programme from the 1948 London OlympicsTo coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the Archive Item of the Month chosen for August is an official souvenir programme from the 1948 London Olympics.

The programme is from the papers of Ivor Montagu (1904-1984).  He was, amongst other things, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, the third son of a Baron, a film maker who worked with Alfred Hitchcock and President of the British Table Tennis Federation.