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  • Description

    High angle, then close up, of Olympic flag being marched around equestrian arena in Stockholm by riders on horses. Dignitary, probably King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, saluting. Switzerland equestrian team riding past on horseback. Wide angle of packed stadium with flags flying, then close up riders riding past. Olympic flag being raised, then wide angle of pigeons being released into sky. Sweden's Hans Wikne holding Olympic torch aloft, then riding past unlit Olympic flame and performing lap of track with torch held aloft. Close up spectators, then Wikne riding up to the Olympic flame. Flags flying, then mid shot of Wikne, still on horseback, lighting the Olympic flame. Nice high angle pan across stadium, showing people walking in formation in the shape of the Olympic rings.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    101073
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    201206.074
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:38
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  • Appears in...

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    1956 Stockholm Equestrian Olympics Great Olympics Opening Ceremonies
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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