The Derby 1925 1925

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    Item title reads - The Derby 1925. Epsom. Surrey.

    Intertitle - 'All roads lead to the historic Downs.' L/S of people walking about under umbrellas, big crowds are in attendance. Various shots of many cars and taxis driving to the course. A hunting carriage drives up complete with man blowing a bugle.

    Intertitle - 'Wireless was used by police traffic controllers for the first time and with great success.' L/S of the police under tarpaulin covers in vans with wireless equipment in the back. M/S of the radio operator sat wearing his headphones and writing in a book. The camera pans across to another truck.

    Intertitle - 'The King had a right royal reception.' M/S as mounted police drive through and the King's coach drives along followed by others in the royal procession.

    Intertitle - 'Wet and dismal conditions did not prevent a huge attendance.' L/S of the crowds milling about between bookmakers' stands. M/S of people sat on the roof of their cars. L/S of packed stands and the enclosure in front, many people have their umbrellas up.

    Intertitle - 'In the paddock.' M/S as the horses and jockeys are led along in the enclosure.

    Intertitle - 'Every one of the 27 runners "looked a picture" on parade.' L/S as the horses are led along past the crowds. M/S as they mill about.

    Intertitle - 'They're off!' M/S of the horses at the starting line, the race begins. L/S of them coming round a bend and racing onwards.

    Intertitle - 'Tattenham Corner.' L/S as they race around Tattenham corner watched by cheering crowds. L/S from above.

    Intertitle - '"Manna" wins to give Donoghue his fourth Derby winner.' L/S as they race towards the line with Manna out in front.

    Intertitle - 'And now in slow motion.' M/S in slow motion as Manna races up the course followed by the others quite a way behind. L/S of the horse after the race surrounded by mounted police as Donoghue rides it through the crowds. He touches his hat and carries on towards the enclosure.

    Intertitle - 'Bravo Steve! And good luck in 1926.'

    The title is repeated.

    Intertitle 'All roads lead to historic Downs.' Cars drive slowly through the crowds and coaches roll up the hill, a man blows the horn.

    Intertitle - 'The King had right royal reception.' The royal coaches drive through the crowds.

    Intertitle - 'Wet and dismal conditions did not prevent a huge attendance.' L/S as the camera pans across the crowds and cars at the site.

    Intertitle - 'In the paddock.' Various shots as the horses are led about in the paddock.

    Intertitle - 'Every one of the 27 runners "looked a picture" on parade.' L/S of the horses being led past the crowds.

    The royal carriages are led through the crowds. L/S of the winner being escorted by mounted police. Various shots of the horses. M/S of two official looking men, horses are led along past the crowds in the rain we also see them from the back. L/S as they are led along and warmed up before the race. L/S of the starting line, L/S of the horses racing around the course. M/S as they are led past the crowds.

    The title is repeated again.

    Intertitle - 'all roads lead to the historic Downs.' Various shots of people milling about and cars driving through. Hunting carriages drive up the hill.

    Intertitle - 'Wireless was used by police traffic controllers for the first time and with great success.' M/S of the van containing the wireless, M/S of a man with headphones on writing in a book, it pans across to another policeman.

    Note: there are three versions of the item on this record each containing the same intertitles and similar footage. The cuts run from 01:43:33 to 01:45:30

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    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:34:40:00 / 01:47:36:00
    G 1193
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    G 1193
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    Race horses derby
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