• Short Summary

    PORTUGAL FIRST IN MASS SWIM:


    (NOTE - 15 cross channel swimmers from 12 countries start at cap grenez in France at midnight for Dover - included Portugese and British swimmers.

  • Description

    THE CHANNEL - PORTUGAL FIRST IN MASS SWIM:

    DOVER.. Shot of cliffs line as Cross Channel Simmers enter 1954.

    FEATHER, Margaret (Cross Channel Swimmer) Takes in the Cross Channel Swim 1954.

    FISHER BRENDA British Channel Swimmer 3rd in the Cross Channel swim 1954 speaks at finish.

    HAMMAD, Hassan (Egyptian Cross Channel Swimmer) 2nd in the Cross Country Channel Swim 1954.

    PEREIRA, Baptiste (Portugal Cross Channel Swimmer) wins the Cross Channel swim 1954.

    SWIMMING. Cross Channel Swim 1954 won by Baptiste Periera of Portugal, 2nd Hassan Hammad of Egypt, 3rd Brenda Fisher.

    Sport; Swimming
    Background: PORTUGAL FIRST IN MASS SWIM:


    (NOTE - 15 cross channel swimmers from 12 countries start at cap grenez in France at midnight for Dover - included Portugese and British swimmers. Race won by Baptiste Pereira after
    12 hours . 35 mins in the water, 3rd placed Brenda Fisher described the conditions " as worse than in 1951 and was very thrilled with the result" (English).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KJ972LQAG582YNXF5KF3BD2M
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KJ972LQAG582YNXF5KF3BD2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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