• Short Summary

    Hundred of South Africans gathered at Aloe Fjord, Orange Free State, April 6, to watch an aquatic carnival.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Spectators sitting in the rain, watching ski-champion Muller.
    0.04

    2.
    GV Pan.. Muller water skiing.
    0.13

    3.
    SV Muller skiing.
    0.15

    4.
    GV Muller somersaults and returns to springboard.
    0.22

    5.
    GV Motorboat racing, French coach in F/G.
    0.26

    6.
    SV Motorboat returns.
    0.33

    7.
    SV People wade through thick mud.
    0.36

    8.
    CU Feet through mud.
    0.40

    9.
    GV Crowd.
    0.45

    10.
    CU Cameraman's feet through mud.
    0.50

    11.
    SV Women through mud.
    0.54

    12.
    Stand CU.. Preparing barbecue.
    1.01

    13.
    SV People under raincoats gather around barbecue.
    1.15

    14.
    SV Car towing boat stuck in mud.
    1.09

    15.
    SV People wade through thick mud.
    1.15

    16.
    SV) Station wagon pushed LV) through mud.
    1.24

    17.
    SV Woman trips.
    1.26

    18.
    GV People leave carnival.
    1.31

    19.
    SV Ditto.
    1.33

    20.
    CU Car wheel through mud.
    1.36

    21.
    GV Car leaves towing boat.
    1.40



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hundred of South Africans gathered at Aloe Fjord, Orange Free State, April 6, to watch an aquatic carnival. The day's entertainment started well with an excellent solo performance by European Water-Ski Champion M. Muller. This was followed by motorboat racing.

    But then, abruptly ending the carnival, came the rain - heavy driving rain that turned the ground for miles around into a slippery, sliding mass of mud. Cars attempted to leave immediately for home but many were soon stuck and in need of help.

    Despite mud and rain, people just had to gather round the barbecue for a meal. Better to slide around on a full stomach than an empty one.

    Spectators took their disappointment in a light-hearted way. Off came shoes and stockings and on went the shrieks and giggles as the girls struggled to keep balance. Some did not succeed ..... out then it was that sort of day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA35SR81TWL8G0JHN3G862RC15M
    Media URN:
    VLVA35SR81TWL8G0JHN3G862RC15M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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