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    Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race on the River Thames.

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    Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race - long story with good shots; most of the closer shots very clear.

    River Thames.

    Various shots of the various crews carrying their boats from building; putting them into water; then returning for oars. They push boats out; some helped by several older men on the riverbank who push the boat out by the oars. Teams sitting in boats; they start to turn it round and row towards start. Some shots show rowers carrying oars past big crowd crammed together on the bank; more people on balcony and looking out of windows of building behind; a few news cameramen filming with hand-cranked cameras.

    Another interesting shot shows coxswain taking his place in the rear seat of boat and getting hold of a cord in each hand; these are connected to a small rudder in the back. Some nice shots looking across the rippling water. Then many wide shots of race in progress - these are more blurry or grainy; partly due to foggy weather. Shot from very high place looking over river as two boats race past; spectators in rowing boats along the side cheer for the rowers as they pass. High angle shot crowds.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1920
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:48:00 / 01:36:18:00
    ON 459 F

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