• Short Summary

    Athletes approach Wembley Stadium, Earl and Countess Mountbatten tour the offical film headquarters, the King greets members of the International Committee, participating athletes of 58 nations parade into the stadium, the King proclaims the games open, thousands of pigeons are released, the torch-bearer lights the Olympic Flame, Wing Commander Donald Finlay takes the Olympic Oath, and the following day, the track and field events begin

  • Description

    Athletes approach Wembley Stadium, Earl and Countess Mountbatten tour the offical film headquarters, the King greets members of the International Committee, participating athletes of 58 nations parade into the stadium, the King proclaims the games open, thousands of pigeons are released, the torch-bearer lights the Olympic Flame, Wing Commander Donald Finlay takes the Olympic Oath, and the following day, the track and field events begin

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GRJ5EORILQC6BFTH8CTAED72
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GRJ5EORILQC6BFTH8CTAED72
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    England hosts the first Summer Olympics since 1936 England hosts the first Summer Olympics since 1936

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