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  • Short Summary

    A group of swimmers brave the subzero temperatures to take a swim in an ice-covered river.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 5 Degrees below zero! And these hardy swimmers told our cameraman they enjoyed it. America.

    Various shots as people break the surface of the river, which is covered with ice, and shovel it away. M/S as they move big ice blocks, M/S of the swimmers shaking.

    Intertitle - '"Come on in, the water's fine...only 5 below zero!"'

    They dive off the ice-covered side and start swimming.

    Intertitle - 'This will make you shiver more than the gentleman in the picture.'

    A man in a swimming costume sits on the ice and pretends to eat a bit.

    Intertitle - '105 foot plunge (Note: the rest of the title is obscured by the timecode)

    The swimmers dive off a big mountain into the river.

    Note: there is another copy of this story without the intertitles on *PM0440* - check for best quality - EB 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    296.33
    Media URN:
    23544
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:52:00 / 01:47:27:00
    Canister:
    G 951

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