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  • Short Summary

    French cyclist seriously injured trying to break world record.

  • Description

    Monthlery Track, France (?)

    LS. Jose Mieffret wheeling two pacing bicycle onto the track. CU. Huge chain wheel on the bike. MS. Meiffret getting onto bike. LS. Meiffret being pushed off, and at speed behind motorcycle pacer (and closer shots of Meiffret's feet going round at tremendous speed) LS. (from window of timekeeper's box) Meiffret flashing past. LS. Meiffret lying injured, and being carried away. LS. Meiffret's bike, with front wheel buckled and tyre hanging off. Bike being carried away. (Mute F.G.)

    Note: Although it does not actually show the riders accident, the footage of him lying prone and bloodied on the cycle-track is quite gruesome.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2614.03
    Media URN:
    67351
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1952
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:46:00 / 01:09:37:00
    Canister:
    UN 2471 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Jose Mieffret" should read Jose Meiffret.

    Meiffret sustained five separate skull fractures in this accident.

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