Channel Swimmers 1949

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Cape Gris Nez and Dover.

MS. Jose Cortinaz, Cuban swimmer, standing on beach at Cap Gris Nez, surrounded by people, preparing for swim. SCU. and MS. Trainer rubbing grease over him. CU. Cortinaz being rubbed with grease. (2 shots). CU. Head shot of Cortinaz. MS. He wades out with rowing boat...

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Cataloguer:
Agnew
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
67482
Sort Number:
UN 2161 G
Time in/Out:
01:50:42:00 / 01:56:08:00
Canister:
UN 2161 G
Film ID:
2485.20
Issue Date:
1949

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