David Gentle wrote:Hi Gang, Forgive me if I repeat myself, that's a penalty of age. Somewhere out there is an article I wrote on Zass. In it I recall visiting Dave Webster and actually seeing this massive piece of metal that Zass had bent into a u shape. I also mentioned that I had seen Zass in the flesh as it were when I was a kid( that's going back a bit) I was at school and went on walk about with my mate, we saw this strongman tearing big books asunder and also he had a huge rock on his chest which another guy hit with a sledge hammer to break it up. There was a little board with Zass's name on. At that time he was working at Briston Zoo, not so far from me living in the south, and he also did his strength act from time to time. Although a kid, I was taller than him, but I most of all remember how thick his neck was. His hair was thinning, but again he had great posture with a deep chest. I even chose a book for him to tear, obviously I chose the biggest one I could find. He just snapped the spine and tore it apart in about 20 seconds. I know he was good with animals, his eyes were sort of hypnotic. and I thought he was a really nice guy, Other strongmen also visited the same spot, a side street in Southampton called Canal Walk. Cant fix the date, David Gentle Ps, heres a confession, my pal and I were so mad on strongmen, we used to visit the library in Eastleigh and tear out of books any pictures we could find, mostly being Sandow, I am now paying for my sins...
heroolympus wrote:Dear strong men and friends!
Now I want to give you the opportunity to enjoy the rare photos of Alexander Zass and once again make sure that he was great. This is only the first part, there will be many more. Enjoy.
heroolympus wrote:Hi guys! And here is the second part about Samson, as I promised!
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