• Short Summary

    British athletes on SS Ormonde, bound for Empire Games in Australia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Australia Bound - British athletes leave to compete in Empire Games".

    London.

    Various shots of ocean liner 'SS Ormonde' leaving docks. Various shots of young men and women on deck. They wave mascots and lucky horseshoe, they cheer at camera. All are athletes representing Britain in Empire Games athletics competition. C/U of Sir James Leigh Wood, Commandant of British Athletic team. He gives a light-hearted speech - the ship's horn sounds as he speaking - everyone roars with laughter. Various shots crowds cheering on quayside as ship sails away.

    Note: commentary states location is London, old records claim it is Tilbury, Essex.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    945.16
    Media URN:
    16115
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1937
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:23:00 / 01:14:15:00
    Canister:
    37/97

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The ship's departure seen here took place on 4 December 1937. (That gave them plenty of time, the games didn't start until 5 February 1938!).

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