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    Cap Gris Nez and Folkestone, France & England.

    SV. A woman competitor being greased up. SV. Male competitor being greased up. SV. Madge Magrath of Kent being greased up. SV. An Egyptian being greased up. SV. Indian swimmer Mihir Sen (woman) disrobing. SV. Pan, swimmers lined up waiting for the start of Channel Swimming Race. SV. People and gendarmes watching. SV. Swimmers lined up with Billy Butlin in centre. He fires pistol for start. Back view, swimmers entering water. SV. Gendarmes standing in water - one waves. LV. Boats and swimmers starting off. SV. Thomas Park (California) swimming. SV. Jack McClelland of Belfast swimming. SC. Mihir Sen being fed from small boat. LV. Park swimming strongly. LV. Florence Chadwick's boat with her swimming alongside in opposite direction, on her way to France. SV. Florence Chadwick swimming alongside boat and about to be fed. LV. Chadwick swimming. Park's boat can be seen in background going in other direction. SCU. Two marines sitting in boat with R/T sets. SV. Egyptian Abdel Heif swimming strongly nearing coast. SV. Parks swimming strongly close behind. LV. Heif landing on English coast. SV. Three cameramen in boats with swimming trunks, filming. SV. Heif (sp? Haif) coming ashore in boat at Folkestone. Angle shot, people watching from quayside. SV. Billy Butlin congratulating Heif and Park. CU. Abdel Heif - the winner.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title scene H.)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:15:00 / 01:50:00:00
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    Sport & Leisure
    Folkestone British coast Channel Swim
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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