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    Good coverage of British and American athletes competing at White City - Gordon Pirie wins.

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    Full title reads: "White City. Athletics GB V US".

    White City Stadium, London. Great Britain VS United States of America - Athletics meeting.

    GV White City stadium. GV crowd in the stands. LV start of the 100 yds. pan as they run towards and pass camera Frank Budd of the USA leading with Peter Radford and David Jones together behind him, Budd breasts the tape Jones second and Radford third. LV crowd applauding. CU Frank Budd.

    LV as John Thomas runs towards the high jump he jumps and clears the bar. SV crowd. CU John Thomas, the winner.

    SV the start of the three miles and they start and run pass camera. LV elevated as they go into the first bend with Gordon Pirie leading. CU couple in the crowd sucking ice lolly. SV pan leaders coming along straight with Bruce Tulloh leading with Pirie second camera pans down to show Tulloh's shoeless feet. LV crowd. LV three leaders going down back straight Tulloh leads Pirie as they draw away from M Truex. SV crowd. LV pan as Pirie who has just passed Tulloh leading him by about a yard comes in and breaks the tape. SV crowd applauding. CU Gordon Pirie.

    GV the stadium on the second day. LV pan the third stage in the 4 x 440 yds relay coming to change over, Plummer of the US leads Bobby Brightwell but as they come up the change over Brightwell spurts and the change over is almost level. Brightwell hands over to Adrian Metcalfe and Plummer to Williams. SV pan as Williams and Metcalfe go into the first bend Williams leading Metcalfe. LV crowd. LV pan as Williams still leading Metcalfe down the home straight Metcalfe passes Williams and breasts the tape. SV crowd. SV the four relay team members standing on the winners' rostrum.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:24:00 / 01:25:04:00

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