Eric Liddell - Chariots of Fire A hero of mine. Sticks to his principles, becomes world famous as an Olympic runner who wins a gold, leaves the limelight to be a Christian missionary in China, ends up in a concentration camp there, and dies there a few months before the war's end, faithful until his quiet death. A real hero.

Olympic torch route, day 27: Edinburgh is a city looking outwards

Eric Liddell - Chariots of Fire A hero of mine. Sticks to his principles, becomes world famous as an Olympic runner who wins a gold, leaves the limelight to be a Christian missionary in China, ends up in a concentration camp there, and dies there a few months before the war's end, faithful until his quiet death. A real hero.

For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire

For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire

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Torchlighters: Eric Liddell Story, DVD

Torchlighters: Eric Liddell Story, DVD

Eric Liddell. Though he was an Olympic gold medal winner, while he was a missionary afterward to China the people there didn't even know of his fame. "Chariots of Fire" was about him.

Eric Liddell. Though he was an Olympic gold medal winner, while he was a missionary afterward to China the people there didn't even know of his fame. "Chariots of Fire" was about him.

Eric Liddell, The Flying Scotsman, won Gold in the 400m. at the Paris Olympics in 1924.  His story is told in the Best Picture movie Chariots of Fire.  Born in China, he returned to that country as a missionary, and died there in an internment camp in February 1945.

Eric Liddell, The Flying Scotsman, won Gold in the 400m. at the Paris Olympics in 1924. His story is told in the Best Picture movie Chariots of Fire. Born in China, he returned to that country as a missionary, and died there in an internment camp in February 1945.

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