1937 (September) Shelsley Walsh

1949 (September) Shelsley Walsh Brettell
1949 (September) Shelsley Walsh Brettell
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autocar Glass Plate C25692
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MAC Archivist

This photograph and No. C25692 both actually date from 13th September 1937. Brettell did not compete at Shelsley after the War.

Thu, 11/27/2008 - 14:37 Permalink
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In reply to by MAC Archivist

Brettell could not compete after the war - because he was shot by the Germans. He was one of the group of escapees in the "Great Escape" who were recaptured by the Germans and killed, as accurately portrayed in the film.

Sat, 01/10/2009 - 00:16 Permalink