Sport: Fireworks

It looked like the finale of an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in The Bronx's Yankee Stadium one night last week. The murky sky was suddenly illuminated with scores & scores of blinding flashes of light as photographers frantically realized that they had to get a whole evening's work into a few fleeting seconds. In the centre of the field, in a little canvas ring, German Boxer Max Schmeling, who was challenging Negro Joe Louis for the heavyweight championship of the world, was collapsing physically and professionally like a sky rocket.

It was all...

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