My great great Grandad was very famous in 1939. He was an arm wrestling champion. It sounds very silly but thats what they did in their spare time. Well, he was the best in Ireland at doing this and he was going over to England to compete against the champion there.
He was staying at England for a few months, but in those months, WW2 started. England was getting heavily bombed by the Germans at this point. My great great Grandad was in the middle of this bombing and was very scared. His hand was blown off during the war and to this day, there is a statue of his face on the hand that was blown off.