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  • Short Summary

    Roller skating race between Paris and Versailles.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "First road skating championship, winner covers historic route from Paris to Versailles in 43 minutes".

    France.

    L/S of men on roller skates racing up crowd lined avenue. Various shots of skaters taken from back of moving vehicle as the race goes along rural and suburban roads. Skaters are accompanied by lots of cyclists and several cars. Some skaters use ski sticks to propel themselves along. M/S of winner coming to end of race; officials in arm bands jumps into road to take time with stop watches, other spectators cheer. M/S of more competitors reaching end of race. C/U of winner surrounded by well-wishers, he holds a bouquet and looks very happy.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:04:26. More shots of race - similar to edited bit of item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    658.02
    Media URN:
    26445
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:06:00 / 01:05:52:00
    Canister:
    G 1349

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