Portuguese Wins Channel Swim 1954

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    Cap Griz Nez, France.

    SV contestants greasing up Cap Griz Nez at night. SCU swimmer being greased, & CU. SV Brenda Fisher (eventual winner of ladies section) being greased, & CU having fleck of grease removed from face. SV French gendarme on beach. SCU contestants ready to start. SV newsreel cameramen paddling in water. SV towards, swimmer entering channel. BV swimmer wading into sea. GV swimmers entering water. SV Damian Piza Beltran (Mexico) swimming in the night accompanied by boat, & CU. SV the eventual winner, Baptista Pereira (Portugal) taking an early lead. GV dawn scene over channel. SV newsreel cameraman swimming in water with camera. SV Ted Barnie (Scotland) swimming easily wearing a sprig of heather on his bathing cap. SV pressmen watching on launch. SV Brenda Fisher being fed with hot drink from a spout cup, & CU. SV Robert Payson (U.S.A.) swimming, & CU. SCU an army sergeant in radio telephone communication on press launch. LV Marie Hassan Hammad (Egypt) swimming strongly in a effort to catch up with the tiring leader Pereira. LV Marie Hassan Hammad (Egypt) swimming strongly in an effort to catch up with the tiring leader Pereira. GV cliffs of England. SV Pereira after a hard battle floating on his back to final effort to reach shore. SV pressmen watching from boat. SV Pereira swimming towards shore accompanied by member of his party. LV Pereira clambering ashore throws up hands in triumph. LV the Egyptian Hammad swimming towards shore accompanied by the member of his party. CU people watching in boats. LV Hammad clambering ashore and standing on rock. CU of winner Pereira seated in a boat and giving thumbs up sign. SCU pressmen. SV Brenda Fisher being photographer after changing. Brenda finished third and was the first woman ashore & CU.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    29708
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    180.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:58:00 / 01:07:34:00
    Canister:
    54/66
    Sort Number:
    54/066
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