The British Empire V. United States Aka… 1936

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    Full title reads: "British Empire v. United States at White City".

    Athletics Competition, White City Stadium, London.

    Various shots of athletes from America (USA) and Empire Nations parading around track. Large crowds watch from the grand stands.

    Various shots of 2 miles relay race. J. Woodruff wins it for America - C/U of the black athlete. The American team breaks world record (Empire runner finished yards behind, also within record).

    Various shots of 1500 metres race. Jack Lovelock is seen breaking through finishing tape for Empire. Burns (Empire) comes second, Zamparini (U.S.) comes third.

    Various shots of 120 yard hurdles race. C/U of Towns (U.S.) winner for America. Pollard (America) comes second.

    Various shots of the mile relay. American runner, Luvalle is overtaken by A. G. K. Brown (Empire) in last lap. C/U of American athlete - Luvalle?

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    01:16:30:00 / 01:18:10:00
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    White City 11 1936/08/17 Wochenschau Commonwealth: Leisure and Culture Commonwealth Celebrations
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