• Short Summary

    At London's White City Stadium VISNEWS July 1 filmed the 1500-metres race of an international athletics match between England and East Germany, sponsored by the Sunday paper 'News of the World'.

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    SV.PAN.German running.
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    2.
    LV. Towards finishing.
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    3.
    SV. Being congratulated (Valentine of East Germany).
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    Initials KJ/J/CW


    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At London's White City Stadium VISNEWS July 1 filmed the 1500-metres race of an international athletics match between England and East Germany, sponsored by the Sunday paper 'News of the World'.

    East German track ace S. Valentin lived well up to his reputation. He took the lead a lap and a half from home and won by over two seconds in 3 minutes 44.8 seconds.

    J. Winch - second place - was the best of the three Englishmen spared a tussle with German second string D. Koenig. Koenig fell as M.T. Blagrove, third, moved past him in pursuit of Valentin.

    Fourth place was taken by Englishman S.H. James, fifth by R. Dorner of East Germany. Unfortunate Koenig came in sixth.

    The athletics match ended with a narrow victory by England over the East Germans with 108 points to 104.

    Some political spice was added before the match the East Germans demanded that their national anthem be played. East Germany not being officially recognised as a state by Britain, the demand caused a flurry among the organisers. After "friendly discussions" it was eventually decided that the match should begin with at either country's national anthem being played.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACNP7GUFQOET6XOY6TW92XZDN
    Media URN:
    VLVACNP7GUFQOET6XOY6TW92XZDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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