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    Archery competition - Great Britain Vs France athletics - British Empire Union Party.

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    Title missing.

    Various shots of men firing arrows in an archery competition from Oxford, Oxfordshire. The archers go up to inspect their targets.

    Various shots of running races at athletics competition (possibly France Vs GB in 1935). Pole vaulting. Hurdling.

    WS. a smart couple standing on the steps at a British Empire Union Party. WS. Guests at a very smart garden Party. LS. A woman emerging from an over sized book 'the Alphabet of Empire' with a placard around her neck which is A for Apple and she turns and the other side of her placard says New Zealand. WS. the audience. MS. a fortune teller seated at a table. WS. a game of water Polo taking place. MS. Girls in bathing costumes seated by the pool. LS. a girl demonstrating a perfect diving technique a larger woman then jumps into the pool creating a big splash. WS. guests seated on the lawns. LS. A woman in a summer frock walking along a line of flower pots placed on the grass. She reaches the end of the line and attempts to turn back but falls. MS. a woman wearing a fur wrap and with a handkerchief blindfold playing pin the tail on the donkey. MS. a man playing he almost succeeds. WS. the vicar (cigarette in mouth) playing a fishing game. MS. the vicar with the bottle of stout that he has caught. Some excellent footage of a very smart gathering, the footage around the swimming pool particularly good.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be items from 35/60.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:26:00 / 01:46:43:00
    35/60 / UNI GAZ ROLL 6

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