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    Vancouver, Canada.

    Air view of the Empire Games Stadium. SV Australians marching past. SV Viscount Harold Alexander, British Defence Minister, taking the salute. LV Canadian teams marching past. GV teams marching round arena. SCU & CU England's team marching past. SV Fiji marching past. SV Gold Coast marching past. GV teams marching past, and assembling in centre. CU Earl Alexander opening Empire Games. GV teams lined up in centre. SV line of trumpeters. SV Empire Games flag being hoisted, pan up. SV pan, pigeons being released. LV of crowds watching.

    SV follow of the women's 100 yard race. Take off, pan follow. Marjorie Jackson takes the lead, until she breaks the tape. Pan up crowd. CU Marjorie Jackson being congratulated. Top view, start of the six mile race and follow, pan to back view. SV running towards with Jim Peters in rear. SV crowd watching. SV running towards with Jim Peters running fourth place, passing camera, followed by nine other runners. LV Peter Driver No 337 running in front with Frank Sando running second and Jim Peters third. SV crowd. LV Peter Driver making final burst with Sando following behind. Peter Driver running on his own, follow with him until he breaks the tape. Top view, crowd applauding. SV Peter Driver being congratulated by Sando.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:49:00 / 01:41:54:00
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  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure
    Commonwealth: The Games The Commonwealth Games Highlights from the Commonwealth Games, 1930-1969 The Complete Commonwealth Games 1954 Commonwealth of Nations
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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