1948 London Olympics

Fifteen rare archive videos of the 1948 London Olympics, released on 17th July 2012 and viewable to the public in their original newsreel format for the first time in over 60 years. This collection includes King George VI conducting the opening ceremony, behind the scenes footage in the military camp that was used as an Olympics village, the constructiong of Wembley Arena especially for the games and a fun clip of the American Olympians setting sail for England.

The Olympic Games 1948 - Part 1

The Olympic Games 1948 - Part 1 (1948)

1948 London Olympics Games, King George VI opens the games

The Olympic Games 1948

The Olympic Games 1948 (1948)

1948 London Olympics Games, King George VI opens the games

Olympic Ups And Downs

Olympic Ups And Downs (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Olympic Ups and Downs

More Olympics Ups And Downs

More Olympics Ups And Downs (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, More Olympic Ups and Downs

Olympic Flame Leaves Greece

Olympic Flame Leaves Greece (1948)

1948 Olympic Games, The Olympic flame leaves Greece for London

London Olympics Athletes' Village

London Olympics Athletes' Village (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Charles Key MP hands over former military camp for athletes' village

Food Preparation At London Olympics

Food Preparation At London Olympics (1948)

1948 London Olympics, food preparation in the athletes' village

Olympic Medals Close Ups

Olympic Medals Close Ups (1948)

1948 London Olympics, Various shots of gold, silver and bronze medals

Royal Family Attend London Olympics

Royal Family Attend London Olympics (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Shots of the royal box

Opening Of Olympic Way

Opening Of Olympic Way (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, The opening of the Olympic Way at Wembley Stadium

Opening Of Olympic Sites

Opening Of Olympic Sites (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Opening of Olympic sites at Uxbridge and West Drayton

Wembley Under Construction - Part 1

Wembley Under Construction - Part 1 (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Wembley Stadium under construction for the games

Wembley Under Construction - Part 2

Wembley Under Construction - Part 2 (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games, Wembley Stadium under construction for the games

American Athletes Travel To Olympics

American Athletes Travel To Olympics (1948)

1948 London, Olympics, USA team set sail for the UK

New Zealand Team At London Olympics

New Zealand Team At London Olympics (1948)

1948 London Olympic Games