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    Athletes arrive and the final preparations are made for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Ready for the Olympic Games of 1948

    ENGLAND: London: Various:

    ARGENTINE. Argentine team arrives for the Olympic Games

    BURGHLEY, Lord & Lady. Seen in the chair at an Olympic Games Committee Meeting

    CAMERAMEN & CAMERAS Constructing the camera positions at the Wembley Stadium

    CARAVANS Caravans at Wembley for the Camera staff at the Olympic Games

    FLAGS Raising of another Olympic Flag

    OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1948 Team arrives from Argentina. at Richmond Camp..british team included Pentathlon. Shots of different parts of the Pentathlon.. over at Wembley, preparations going ahead. Laying of the running track. Camera positions being set up. Caravans built as mobile units for filming the Games Shots of the Box-Office Staff working at full pressure. Shots of the Committee's Conference Room with Lord Burghley in the chair. Shots of charts and maps. Shots of a camp at Uxbridge. (EXTERIOR ONLY) Large training ground in the camp for use of the competitors. Back to Wembley with the opening of the Olympic way - a road up to the stadium. Mr Barnes the Minister of Transport opens it

    UXBRIDGE RAF. Camp converted into a Olympic Games camp. for 1700 competitors, staff and officials. Large training ground among the facilities of the camp

    WEMBLEY Laying running track and opening new road to the Stadium by the Minister of Transport. People queuing at the Box Office for tickets. Lord Burghley in chair at meeting of the Committee.

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    Background: Athletes arrive and the final preparations are made for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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