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    Graphic reading 'Olympic thrills'. Trinity House yacht 'Patricia' docking at Helsinki harbour, with a crowd waiting, cheering for the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Close up Prince Philip waving from deck of boat, and smiling girls. Lord Burghley talking to Prince Philip, and Finnish police holding back the crowd. Prince Philip's car arrives at the palace of President Paasikivi as crowds flock round. Prince Philip and the Duke of Kent waving from balcony, as the crowds wave back. Spectators at Olympic Stadium, and close up of Prince Philip being greeted outside the stadium. Prince Philip getting lunch at a help-yourself buffet, probably in the athletes' village.
    Start of the men's marathon, and Prince Philip watching the action through binoculars. Leading runners, and close up Great Britain's Jim Peters as he leads the race out of the stadium. Lead runners on road, and spectators watching. Sweden's Gustaf Jansson, Emil Zatopek, and Peters leading the race. Tight close up Zatopek running, and mid shot of Peters as he drops behind. Zatopek and Jansen together, then Peters struggling behind them. Close up Zatopek, pan up from shoes, and Peters lying in the road, being treated for cramp and looking ill. Nice shot of Zatopek running through large crowd, and wide angle of him running into the stadium. Zatopek running down home straight, and nice close up of him crossing the line to take the gold medal, beating the Olympic record by 6 minutes. Wide angle of spectators, and close up Zatopek. Prince Philip applauding in the stands, and nice mid shot Zatopek, Argentina's Reinaldo Gorno who won the silver medal, and Jansson who won the bronze, standing on podium during the medal ceremony.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:12:40 / 10:15:15
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  • Appears in...

    1952 Helsinki Olympics Emil Zatopek Olympics
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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