The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more
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Two days before the Summer Olympics were set to start in Berlin, Ernest L. Jahncke of the United States became the first person ever expelled from the International Olympic Committee. He was removed for his outspoken opposition to holding the Olympics in Germany.
Twelve Italian bomber planes, their markings and numbers painted over, took off from Sardinia heading for Spanish Morocco where they were to join the Nationalist side under the banner of the Spanish Legion. Nine completed the flight but one crashed at sea and two were forced down on the French side of the Moroccan border. Italian military markings still visible under the fresh paint, as well as documentation that French authorities found aboard the planes, exposed the Italian scheme. The next day, newspapers around the world published the revelation that Italy was providing military assistance to the rebels.
Reichssportflughafen Rangsdorf airport opens in Germany on the eve on the Olympic Games.