• Short Summary

    Britain beats American in a boxing match between the REME and American Eagles.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BOXING - AMERICANS V BRITISH - EXCLUSIVE PICTURES".

    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of a boxing match between 'British Amateur Leather Pushers of the REME' (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) and a team of 'part-time pugs of the American Eagles'.

    We see Atrey (Britain) fight Crawford (US) in a Bantam weight fight - Atrey wins on points. Cutaways to servicemen and officers in the audience. Then Simpson (Britain) is beaten by Wichinsky (US) and the Americans in the audience give a big cheer and get all excited. In the last bout, Cummings (Britain) beats Schafer (US) and the British win the match 8 - 6. Brief shot of American officer wiping his eyes. M/S of a group of GIs throwing their caps on the ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1342.13
    Media URN:
    44301
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:45:00 / 01:15:24:00
    Canister:
    42/88

Comments (2)

  1. becsay says

    My grandad, Sgt Robert L Burry is one of the American boxers. He is standing on the front row, second in from the right. You don't get to see him box unfortunately.

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  2. celiamack says

    I'm the daughter of Louis Wichinsky, US, who won the bout against Simpson. It's amazing to see a piece of family folklore captured on film!

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