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  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Flags flying over the Roland Garros Stadium.

    Various shots of the men's singles tennis match. The match ends and the players shake hands and leave the court.

    Various shots of the crowd watching the matches.

    Various shots of another men's singles tennis match. The match ends and the players shake hands and leave the court.

    Various shots of the men's couples tennis match - M. S. Bernard & Destreman playing against Olliff & Billington at Davis Cup tennis championship in Paris. The match ends and the players shake hands and leave the court.

    Note: According to the old file the singles matches were Henry Billington against Pelleza and Derek Barton against Ivon Petra. Pelleza and Petra win the matches.

    Incidently Henry Billington is Tim Henman's maternal grandfather.

    Note - Date in the old file 15/07/1946.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    63077
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2106.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:20:00 / 01:40:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 1487 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1487 A
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    French Open Davis Cup
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The match was played 10-12 May 1946.

    "M S Bernard" is Marcel Bernard.

    "Destreman" should read Bernard Destremeau.

    "Olliff" is John Olliff.

    "Pellezza" should read Pellizza (Pierre Pellizza).

    "Derek Barton" should read Derrick Barton.

    "Ivon Petra" should read Yvon Petra.

    "According to the old file the singles matches were Henry Billington against Pelleza" - actually it was Donald MacPhail against Pellizza. That fact confirmed here......

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/artic
    le/17980439



  2. jamied says

    Unfortunately, France won the tie 5-0!

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