Ireland V. Switzerland Aka The Davis Cup 1936

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    Full title reads: "The Davis Cup - Ireland v. Switzerland in Dublin".

    Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland).

    Third round Davis Cup Tie tennis tournament - Ireland play Switzerland. M/S of two tennis players posing in front of net; the tall man is Littleton Rogers of Ireland, the smaller is Marnef, his opponent from Switzerland. Various shots of open air tennis match between Marnef and Rogers. Rogers wins by 3 sets to 2.

    Brief C/U of two more tennis players by net; MacVee (MacVie?) of Ireland (right) and Fischer (Fisher?) of Switzerland. Spacing from 01:07:28 to 01:07:47. Various shots of match between MacVie (trousers) and Fischer (shorts). Fischer wins the match. We see them shake hands over the net.

    Note: there is a gap in the print from 01:07:28 for 19 seconds, sound track continues.

    Note: spelling of tennis players' names may be incorrect as they are taken from sound track. Any information about these players' full names gratefully received. AH 2001.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    12908
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    879.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:40:00 / 01:08:29:00
    Canister:
    36/46
    Sort Number:
    36/046
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  • The Irish player is George Lyttleton-Rogers.

    See: http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10004329

    Wolboo 12th Nov 2012
  • "MacVee (MacVie?) of Ireland" - it'e neither, it's George McVeagh.

    "Fischer (Fisher?) of Switzerland" - it's Hector Fisher. (In all, 4 changed from Fischer to Fisher are required).

    jamied 19th Sep 2013
  • "Marnef" in text and tags should read Boris Maneff.

    As the previous contributor has pointed out, "Littleton Rogers" should read George Lyttleton-Rogers.

    jamied 19th Sep 2013

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