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    Cambridge crew in training in Cambridge for the annual boat race. Full title reads: "FOR THE BOAT RACE - Cambridge crew are first to start active training for the annual 'Battle of the Blues'."

    M/S A very cold looking day in the Cambridgeshire countryside. The Cambridge crew carry their boat to the waters edge. They are all dressed in shorts and T-shirts, an older man (possibly the trainer) helps them.

    M/S The boat is placed in the water and they climb in and prepare themselves. We see that quite a number of the crew members are wearing quite thick scarves. One member wearing glasses in the forefront looks towards the camera and smiles.

    M/S The boat and the crew drift down the river. A man walks by on the opposite river bank and turns to look. There are also some large looking buildings in the background (possibly university buildings).

    Good M/S of the crew carrying their boat out the boat house heading towards the river.

    Note: Item may have been reedited, this last shot could have possibly originated from the start of the film.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:04:00 / 01:24:07:00
    G 633
    Sort Number:
    G 0633
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    Sport & Leisure
    Boat Race Chariots of Fire Order
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