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    France. "We shall have to change our ideas of M'selle, for we have met one whose athletic attainments are, to say the least, versatile." M/S of an attractive young woman sitting on some parallel bars with her legs crossed - she wears a beret. Dissolve into M/S of the woman exercising on the parallel bars. She performs all kinds of gymnastic feats. The same woman then throws a javelin. M/S of a group of women in sportswear - shorts and jumpers - playing netball in the snow. M/S of group of women playing football in a park including our friend in the beret. "Even Rugby!" Various shots of a women's rugby game. M/S of the girl, this time in a light coloured beret, posing beside a river - a sculling boat in the background. She holds a blade (oar). High angle shot of the girl rowing away from the shore. Extreme C/U of woman wearing a fencing mask. Dissolve into a M/S of the girl in fencing attire holding a foil. We see her perform a few thrusts and parries. M/S of woman riding a horse towards the camera. She climbs down from the horse and walks towards the camera smiling.

    "Mechanical mounts, too!" High angle shot of the girl sitting astride a motorcycle. Moving shot of her riding her bike along the Champs Elysees. C/U of same girl driving a car - moving shot from the vehicle in front. "Even flying!" M/S of man turning propeller of a small biplane. M/S of our heroine in the cockpit. Aircraft moves off away from the camera. M/S of the girl, now dressed in an elegant white dress and hat, walking in the countryside with a white fluffy dog. Dissolve into a C/U of the two. She talks to the dog and turns him towards the camera. C/U of the girl doing some sewing. M/S shows that she is darning a sock or stocking. She stops and smiles broadly at the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 633.

    Note: cute little film showing all the different sports women were participating in at this time, she sews too of course!

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:43:00 / 01:09:56:00
    EP 265
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    EP 265
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration
    Women Rugby story of pathe eps 1 and 3 Women Football Women\'s Football Post WW1 France Post WW1 France
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