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  • Short Summary

    Footage of a boat race in progress.

  • Description

    A boat race. Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of two eight men rowing boats racing along river. M/S of boat pulling up at side of river. The oarsmen get out. M/Ss of rowers walking past camera carrying oars. Several shots - boat on river, rowers in boat. M/S of boat being put in river. Similar shots.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:15:00 / 01:38:34:00
    ON 122 C

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  1. ANTOINE says

    The rowing eight in the dark tops are New Zealanders, identified by the fernleaf motif on their shirts. This film was taken on the Thames above Putney Bridge, possibly on the same occasion as reel #1906.29 ("New Zealand Rowing Team"). Crew members are recognisably the same. Uniformed NZ military are present, recognizable by their WW1 "lemon squeezer" campaign hats.
    In 1918 NZ forces based at Codford, Wilts formed several rowing teams. On 28 April 1919 the NZ eight beat the U.S. and French teams, winning the final of the inter-allied regatta on the Seine in France. At 01:39 one can clearly identify Darcy Hadfield (1889 – 1964), future bronze medal at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp. Later he became the third New Zealander to hold the Professional World Sculling Championship.

    NZ teams took part in the Henley peace regatta in July 1919, where Darcy won the single sculls, so these scenes were probably shot around then.

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