File 1 - Material relevant to Berlin Trip 1936.

XIth Olympic Games Berlin 1936. Congress of Physical Education. Programme of events. 25 May 1936. Directive rules for the International Youth Camp. February 1936. Teilnehnerkarte Nr 397. Ernest Major. British. Vornehme Familien-Pension. Jaeger-Lehsen. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mathiasen invitation to Mr E. Major. Der Reichssportfuhrer v. Tschammer und Osten. 3 August 1936. Provisional programme for International Youth camp. February 1936 Invitation, Mr E. Major Invitation. Der Schwedische Gymnastikverband. 8 August 1936 Invitation to reception. 5 August 1936
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Material relevant to Berlin Trip 1936.


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1 envelope containing printed and handwritten tickets, passes, list of attendees, rules.

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Major was born on 28 July 1898 in Blackburn, Lancashire. In 1901 his father, William Major, was a Gymnastic and Fencing Master at Thommasons Gymnasium in Bolton. Ernest Major studied at the Silkeborg College of Physical Training in Sweden, 1913-15. He was a member of the Carnegie Advisory Body prior to his appointment as Warden. During the Second World War he served as Lieutenant in the 51st Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment promoted to Major towards the end of the war. From 1946 onwards he was HM Staff Inspector for Physical Education. Major was awarded an OBE in 1977. He died in 1989.

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