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GERMANS COMPETE

Germans Compete (1930-1939)

Various shots of German gymnasts performing in competition.

KEEPING THEMSELVES FIT

Keeping Themselves Fit (1930-1939)

German gymnasts showing skills with a springboard and a vaulting box.

TWO GYMNASTS BRITNOR GYMNASTICS

Two Gymnasts Britnor Gymnastics (1939)

Demonstration of the new fitness regime - Britnor gymnastic.

THE POETRY OF MOTION

The Poetry Of Motion (1927)

A huge mass of gymnasts perform a striking display of exercises.

THE GYMNASIUM DISPLAY BY BOYS OF CASTLEKNOCK COLLEGE

The Gymnasium Display By Boys Of Castleknock College (1923)

Boys of Castleknock College in...

ITALIAN GYMNASTS

Italian Gymnasts (1938)

Italian gymnasts practise their skills for the National Championships in Rome,...

MISS FRANCE 1926

Miss France 1926 (1926)

Not a glamour contest but a display of agility by thousands of schoolgirls.

WOMEN GIVE PERFECT P.T. DISPLAY

Women Give Perfect P.T. Display (1948)

Great women only P.T. display in Prague.

P.T. aka DANISH P.T. TROOP

P.T. AKA Danish P.T. Troop (1941)

A troop of Danish male gymnasts perform an exercise routine in...

GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Gymnastic Championship (1965)

International Gymnastic Championship in Vienna, Austria.

GYMNASTICS BY THOUSANDS

Gymnastics By Thousands (1965)

Thousands of gymnasts put on display in Prague Stadium. Czechoslovakia.

CZECHS REVIVE SOKOL

Czechs Revive Sokol (1960)

Over 15000 girls take part in mass gymnastic routine with hoops at Prague...

BERNE aka PATHE FRONT PAGE

Berne AKA Pathe Front Page (1947)

Massive display of synchronised keep fit manoeuvres in Switzerland.

FLOOR EXERCISES

Floor Exercises (1946)

A group of Irene Popard's pupils do formation exercises to music.

FLOOR EXERCISES

Floor Exercises (1946)

A group of Irene Popard's pupils do formation exercises to music.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS - HUNGARY

Artistic Gymnastics - Hungary (1965)

Girls practice artistic gymnastic from very young age in Hungary....

YOUNG ITALIAN GYMNASTS

Young Italian Gymnasts (1966)

Young Italian female gymnasts practicing in the gymnasium

Strength, skill and grace!

Strength, Skill And Grace! (1928)

Great Britain's gymnastic team warm up for the 1928 Olympic Games

MOTOR CYCLE GYMNASTS

Motor Cycle Gymnasts (1934)

Interesting display by the gymnasts on motorcycles in Munchen.

ROYAL MARINES

Royal Marines (1936)

The Royal Marines practise formation routines on gymnasium equipment for the Royal...

THE OVERLOAD

The Overload (1932)

The German Road Police perform various stunts on motorcycles, Germany.

STRENGTH, SKILL AND GRACE!

Strength, Skill And Grace! (1928)

Britain's Gymnastic Team for the Olympic Games show us their skill...

PHYSICAL JERKS

Physical Jerks (1924)

Soldiers demonstrate their agility by tumbling over apparatus.

FEMININE PICTORIALITIES NO. 4 - GIRLS WILL BE DANCERS!

Feminine Pictorialities No. 4 - Girls Will Be Dancers! (1934)

Dancers demonstrate their amazing...

TUNING UP

Tuning Up (1952)

Title sequence for sports stories.

SWEDISH GYMNASTS

Swedish Gymnasts (1948)

Swedish gymnasts put on a graceful exercise display on a visit to London.

GYMNAST ARTISTRY IN HUNGARY

Gymnast Artistry In Hungary (1965)

A group of Finnish girls perform gymnastic artistry

Recruits 'Gymnastics Display'

Recruits 'gymnastics Display' (1917)

Nice footage of soldiers in training.

BENDING FOR SUPPLENESS

Bending For Suppleness (1931)

Myrtle Winter performing some impossible looking bends and twists with...

THE WHIP CRACKER

The Whip Cracker (1933)

Champion whip cracker Jim Ashton demonstrates his skills.

ONE WHEEL WIZARDS

One Wheel Wizards (1936)

Cyclists perform various stunts on their bicycles in Vienna, Austria.

STRAINING FOR TRAINING

Straining For Training (1938)

Footage of a circus team in training.

SKILL ON SKATES!

Skill On Skates! (1940)

Pretty Italian girls do spins and stunts on roller-skates at Turin.

MEXICO CELEBRATES

Mexico Celebrates (1943)

Mexico celebrates anniversary of the 1910 Revolution.

THE DANCE OF THE HOOPS

The Dance Of The Hoops (1931)

Edna Squire Brown performs a dance routine using a hoop as a prop.

WHEELS AND WHIRLS

Wheels And Whirls (1931)

Display of synchronised rolling in exercise wheels.

SURF DANCING

Surf Dancing (1931)

Surf board riders perform various impressive stunts.

MOTOR CYCLING EXTRAORDINARY

Motor Cycling Extraordinary (1927)

Mexican Police motor cyclists demonstrate their riding skills.

GREAT LITTLE LADS

Great Little Lads (1928)

Boys from Artane school perform exercise and gymnastic display. Ireland.

TAKE A STEP - !  WITH MISS DOROTHY BOWYER

Take A Step - ! With Miss Dorothy Bowyer (1932)

Miss Dorothy Bowyer performs a gymnastic routine -...

OUR FUTURE JACK TARS

Our Future Jack Tars (1922)

Sailors give acrobatic performance on the 'Arethusa' at Greenhithe, Kent.

ALEXANDRA COLLEGE SPORTS

Alexandra College Sports (1923)

Three-legged, wheelbarrow and sack races are among sports events at...

THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES

Thousands Of Athletes (1923)

International Gymnastic Convention at Rouen in France sees thousands of...

OUR FUTURE JACK TARS

Our Future Jack Tars (1922)

Sailors give acrobatic performance on the 'Arethusa' at Greenhithe, Kent.

NAVAL BOYS SPORTS ASHORE

Naval Boys Sports Ashore (1926)

Gymnastics and agility displays by the cadets on the training ship...

CHILDREN SPORTS CHAMPIONS

Children Sports Champions (1926)

Childrens' inter-county athletics competition

FIESTA OF FREEDOM

Fiesta Of Freedom (1940)

Mexico celebrates anniversary of 1910 Revolution.

MEN AND MUSCLES IN MAKING

Men And Muscles In Making (1934)

Men do quick change formation exercises in a hall.

GYMNASTIC RHYTHM

Gymnastic Rhythm (1934)

Girls in tunics do exercises and dance in a garden at an English-Scandinavian...

GERMANY - CIRCUS TIME AGAIN!

Germany - Circus Time Again! (1952)

Strange circus acts from Germany.