• Short Summary

    Louis Lourmais, 40-year old French ex-Commando, waded ashore at Strasbourg, France Marll for an overnight stop before setting out on the next leg of his 600-mile swimming marathon up the Rhine from Shaffhausen, Switzerland, to Rotterdam, Holland.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Lourmais by warning notice at Shaffhausen.
    0.03

    2.
    CV 'Danger to Life.'
    0.05

    3.
    CV Lourmais adjusts goggles.
    0.08

    4.
    SV Ditto standing in water.
    0.11

    5.
    SV PAN..Lourmais starts swim.
    0.17

    6.
    SV Spectators on bank.
    0.20

    7.
    SLV Lourmais swims - boat in attendance.
    0.25

    8.
    MV Lourmais swims.
    0.28

    9.
    SLV Ditto with boat in attendance.
    0.32

    10.
    GV Eglisan.
    0.34

    11.
    CV Lourmais seats.
    0.37

    12.
    CU Lourmais.
    0.39

    13.
    CU Drinks wine.
    0.44

    14.
    LV Swims rapids (Koblenz)
    0.49

    15.
    CS Swimming (2 shots)
    0.57

    16.
    LV In calmer waters.
    1.00

    17.
    CS Swimming.
    1.04

    18.
    SV Arrives Basle.
    1.07

    19.
    MV Swiss and German officials look on.
    1.09

    20.
    MV Lourmais steps ashore.
    1.12

    21.
    CU Lourmais.
    1.15

    22.
    MV Onlookers cheer.
    1.16

    23.
    SV Lourmais joined by wife move along to continue swim.
    1.19

    24.
    CU Lourmais' wife adjusts cap.
    1.22

    25.
    GV Spectators on bank.
    1.24

    26.
    GV Lourmais and wife start swimming.
    1.27

    27.
    LV Spectators.
    1.29

    28.
    SV Lourmais and wife swim.
    1.34

    29.
    SV Follow tug.
    1.38

    30.
    SV Past tug.
    1.42

    31.
    LV Swimming with tugs moving along.
    1.45

    32.
    LV Tugs and swimmers.
    1.49

    33.
    LV Night - swimmers follow tug at Strasbourg.
    1.54

    34.
    SV Lourmais and wife walk from sign 'Strasbourg' in f/g.
    1.57

    35.
    MV Walk past sign 'Deutchland'
    1.59

    36.
    SV Ditto " 'Frontier Control'.
    2.02



    Initials TDH/S/JF/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Louis Lourmais, 40-year old French ex-Commando, waded ashore at Strasbourg, France Marll for an overnight stop before setting out on the next leg of his 600-mile swimming marathon up the Rhine from Shaffhausen, Switzerland, to Rotterdam, Holland.

    During the three days since he entered the icy waters at Shaffhausen Mar 8, Lourmais--attempting to prove that shipwreck victims can survive in the iciest waters if they wear special equipment-has progressed at the rate of 44 miles a day.

    Enroute from Basle, Switzerland, to Strasbourg, Lourmais was accompanied by his wife, also an accomplished underwater swimmer. Together they swam through the fast flowing waters, passing tugs and river boats. It was dark when they arrived at Strasbourg, and, although very tired, they found enough spirit to smile for assembled cameramen.

    Lourmais says that unless he falls victim to Influenza, he will reach Rotterdam on Mar 25.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EJOIG4PROCQKV0R6E69UJCY6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EJOIG4PROCQKV0R6E69UJCY6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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