The day Olympian Eric Liddell – immortalised by Chariots of Fire – raced at Aberdeen’s Kings College

Eric Liddell, the Scottish missionary who won the Gold in the 400 metres at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. His story was made famous by the film, "Chariots of Fire". After quitting athletics he became a christian missionary in China, until captured by the Japanese. He died in a prisoner of war camp in 1945.
Eric Liddell, the Scottish missionary who won the Gold in the 400 metres at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. His story was made famous by the film, "Chariots of Fire". After quitting athletics he became a christian missionary in China, until captured by the Japanese. He died in a prisoner of war camp in 1945.