Olympics Backstroke Final 1952

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    Wide shot of spectators at the Olympic swimming pool. Mid shot start of women's 100 metres backstroke final. Mid shot swimmers making the final turn until end of race, won by South Africa's Joan Harrison, with the Netherlands' Geertje Wielema coming second, and New Zealand's Jean Stewart coming third. High wide shot of the medal ceremony, then high wide angle of medal winners standing for the national anthem. Medium shot of flags raised for medal ceremony.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1952
    Sound:
    No Sound
    Media URN:
    101096
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    201206.097
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:42
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    1952 Helsinki Olympics
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  • The slate seen at the outset of the clip signifies that the cameraman is Paul Wyand.

    The Women's 100 metres Backstroke final seen here took place on 31 July 1952.

    jamied 28th Jul 2012

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