Lifesavers Lose Surf Battle 1948

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    Full title reads: "LIFESAVERS LOSE SURF BATTLE".

    Australia.

    Several shots of massive waves on a beach in Australia. Men on the beach, gathered for the lifesavers surfing competition - they compete with boats. Medium shot of a boat being hit by a wave. Boat goes under water. Lifesavers pulling rope. Two boats nearly colliding. Another boat overturns. Boat overturns. Two men carrying the third injured man out of water - he dislocated his shoulder. Another boat overturned by a wave... and another boat overturned. Boat being tossed about. They reaching the shore and when they are nearly out of water they are hit and the boat overturns.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46266
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1420.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:56:00 / 01:30:33:00
    Canister:
    48/8
    Sort Number:
    48/008
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