• Short Summary

    British Olympic hopes in top form at Polytechnic Stadium, Chiswick.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BEHIND THE GAME".

    Chiswick, London.

    Olympic trials at the Polytechnic Stadium, Chiswick - athletics. Maureen Gardner limbering up. Norris McWhirter doing leg exercises. Close up shot of R. Fisher limbering up. Trinidad sprinter McDonald Bailey limbering up, pan down to feet. Long shot of people in stands watching. Close up shot of a man digging out small hole for starts. Start of the race and panning shot of women 80 metres hurdle race. Front view Maureen Gardner winning hurdle race. Three men at start of relay race. Close up shot of starter firing pistol. Start of men's relay race. Close up shot of Olympics selectors watching. Panning shot of men's relay race, McDonald Bailey winning his section. Crowd watching. Pole jumper jumps and misses. Crowds watching. Close up shot of starter firing gun. Start and pan of 100 metres race, won by McDonald Bailey. Close up shot of McDonald Bailey.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1430.06
    Media URN:
    46584
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1948
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:00:00 / 01:08:30:00
    Canister:
    48/43

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Maureen Gardner was a hurdler.

    "McWhirter" is Norris McWhirter (later to be a star of the BBC's "Record Breakers).

    "MacDonald Bailey" should read McDonald Bailey (4 changes of his name need changing).

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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