Not exactly a "war story" but I just wanted to share this and it is definitely "old news." As some of you may know, I have a YouTube page dedicated to vintage fencing footage. One video is titled "1936 US Olympic Fencing Team."
This is the clip. It is about 2 minutes long. What I wrote by way of an introduction is the following:
"1936. British. British coverage of US Olympic Fencing Team during their training for the games. When I look closely at some of the footage near the end of two masked sabreurs in practice, I could swear one is a young Giorgio Santelli, but I am not certain."
Yesterday, this came in my email.
YouTube 1936 Olympics does indeed show the 'young' Giorgio Santelli (Dad) behind the mask.
Thanks for the memories, best, John Santelli
It was a totally cool way to start my day!
Last Edit: May 29, 2012 9:30:44 GMT -6 by schlager7
After that bit of email, George Masin sent me the following:
If you have contact info for Georgio's son, could you find out if he has any information about his great-uncle, Italo Santelli's brother. Many web sites say that the brother's first name is Otello but they all seem to be copies of each other. One Italian web site says that the brother's name was Oreste. A Czech and a Polish web site both seem to contain more detailed information about his coaching career but say that his first name was Orazio.
The French coverage of the 1900 Olympics that he competed in just give his first initial of "O." and so any one of those three could be correct. (Though I suppose that there could have been another O. Santelli who competed in Paris who was not Italo's brother.) None of the sources that we've been able to find give a date and place of birth or a date and place of death which is also information that we'd be interested in.
Interestingly, I never knew that Italo had a brother! Giorgio always idealized Italo (not hard) ("THERE was a MAN!, etc.), but never mentioned any great uncle; go figure and good luck -- let ME know if you find anything
My few family pics have Italo and his wife, Giorgio's brother Paolo, their dog -- but no uncles.
However, gratified to see such interest, I just made a DVD of a professionally-made silent lesson video from 1950 that I combined with Giorgio's last recorded 'lesson' with friends in a room near his vacation home on Nantucket in the summer before he died in 1985. We all should have such skills, charming personality and robust lives.
So it looks like I will have another vid, soon, for the YouTube fencing video archive!
I guess it makes you happy, so all the good. I frankly can't see the appeal in the old stuff. Too stiff and too boring for me.
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