• Short Summary

    WILLIAN DIXON OF CANADA WAS DECLARED "WORLD CHAMPION PLOUGHMAN" OCT. 1 AFTER POINTS HAD BEEN TOTALLED FOR THE TWO-DAYS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT GRIGNON IN FRANCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. CROWD AROUND MONUMENT.
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    2.
    LV. DITTO.
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    3.
    CU. COUPLES IN NATIONAL COSTUME.
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    4.
    CU. AGRICULTURAL MINISTER MR. PIZANI.
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    5.
    LV. MR. PIZANI UNVEILS MONUMENT.
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    6.
    CU. CREST ON MONUMENT.
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    7.
    CU. PLAQUES RELATING TO COUNTRIES TAKING PART IN CONTEST.
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    8.
    LV. MEMORIAL.
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    9.
    GV. CROWD AROUND DAIS DURING PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY.
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    10.
    SCU. WINNER OF COMPETITION, WILLIAM DIXON - CANADA LIFTS WINNING TROPHY.
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    11.
    SV. PAN.. FROM PRESSMEN TO DIXON.
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    12.
    CU. DIXON IS GARLANDED AND CONGRATULATED.
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    13.
    CU. DIXON HOLDS WINNING TROPHY.
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    14.
    SV & FULL CU... DITTO.
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    15.
    SCU. H.A. MAGSON OF NEW ZEALAND WHO CAME SECOND IN COMPETITION.
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    16.
    SCU. MAGSON WITH AWARD SHAKES HANDS WITH THE WINNER DIXON.
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    Background: WILLIAN DIXON OF CANADA WAS DECLARED "WORLD CHAMPION PLOUGHMAN" OCT. 1 AFTER POINTS HAD BEEN TOTALLED FOR THE TWO-DAYS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT GRIGNON IN FRANCE.

    FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, BRITISH PLOUGHMEN HAVE WON THE WORLD TITLE, BUT THIS YEAR THEY WERE NOT IN THE FIRST THREE. H.A. MAGSON OF NEW ZEALAND CAME SECOND, AND HANS O. SYLLING OF NORWAY THIRD.

    THIS NINTH WORLD CONTEST TOOK PLACE AT THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AT GRIGNON, NEAR VERSAILLES. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ATTENDED THE OPENING DAY AND INSPECTED TRACTORS AND THEIR TEAMS BEFORE THE START (SEE PROD No. 7113/61). AMONG COMPETING NATIONS: AUSTRIA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC, BRITAIN, ITALY, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN AND YUGOSLAVIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BTX5IN1HHQWY5100E2EPMO54
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BTX5IN1HHQWY5100E2EPMO54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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