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 and starts the swim. MS. SCU. Cortinaz wearing sweater with the Cuban flag on, arrives on beach. (3 shots). MS. The British, American and Dutch flags flying at Dover, pan down to East Cliff Hotel. CU. Temme, trainer of Philip Mickman and the Dutch girl, pan to American trainer of Shirley May France. SCU. The two trainers handing goggles to Shirley May France, pan to include Mickman and Willi Van Rijsel Croes, who are sitting on seat with her. CU. Shirley May France putting on her bathing cap and having shoulders rubbed with grease. Name - `Black Magic' seen on costume. CU. Trainers hands dipping into vaseline tin pan as he rubs grease on her shoulders. CU. Trainer massaging her legs. MS. CU. Shirley May France swimming. (3 shots). SCU. Shirley May France dipping her goggles in the sea and putting them on. MS. The three swimmers standing in the water, and walking towards. SCU. Shirley May France showing group of small boys on beach how to do `crawl' and dog paddle. CU. Shirley demonstrating `crawl' to small girl watching. MS. CU. Shirley exercising on beach. MS. Mickman standing by rowing boat has helmet adjusted. SCU. Mickman swimming. (3 shots). Doing trudgen stroke. SCU. British, American and Dutch flags flying at Dover. MS. Crowd of people on beach around Mickman. SCU. CU. and FCU. Mickman signing autographs. (3 shots). CU. Pan along the group. SCU. Mickman with huge Egyptian coach. MS. Mickman with group of small girls on beach. LMS. Mickman with children in water. FCU. Mickman pan to Shirley May France pan back to Mickman. MS. Mickman and others with Egyptian coach. MS. Mickman swimming. (2 shots). MS. Temme and the American trainer walk up to the swimmers seated on bench. CU. Head shot of Temme. MS. The three swimmers. SCU. Temme and American trainer. SCU. The three swimmers putting on goggles. MS. The three swimmers and their trainers walked down beach towards sea. MS. Back view walking to the sea. MS. Car parked outside hotel. MS. Mickman, Shirley May France and others with Temme bringing up the rear walking up steps of hotel. MS. Mickman and Shirley and Mayor Dover, grouped on steps of hotel. SCU. The Mayor, Mickman and another man. MS. The Mayor with the two swimmers. CU. The Mayor and Mickman. SCU. Mickman, wearing swimming trunks, walking out of hotel, SCU. He walks onto beach, puts on goggles. SCU. Mickman wading out, adjusting goggles. MS. Mickman swimming.

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    British Pathé
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    01:50:42:00 / 01:56:08:00
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    UN 2161 G
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