Olympic Flame Leaves Greece 1948

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Full title reads: "OLYMPIC FLAME LEAVES GREECE".

Athens, Greece.

Long shot of the ruins of the Ancient stadium of Olympia, Greek girl in Ancient Greek costume, holding a bowl to light Olympic flame. Greek athlete looking on. First runner with torch commences journey. Two men taking...

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Cataloguer:
Sanja
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
46753
Sort Number:
48/059
Time in/Out:
01:24:04:00 / 01:25:04:00
Canister:
48/59
Film ID:
1434.12
Issue Date:
22/07/1948

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  • The lighting ceremony seen here took place on 17 July 1948.

    Note that this footage is duplicated in clip 201206.046.

    jamied 25th Jul 2012

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