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    British swimmers beat Hungarians in the international swimming competition in Blackpool.

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    Blackpool, Lancashire.

    GV. Interior, The Derby Bath, Blackpool. LV. Crowd gathered for a swimming competition between Great Britain and Hungary. GV. Girls lined up in the bath for the 110 yards backstroke. They start. Pan as they go down the bath. O. Korenyi goes into the lead. SV. Crowd. GV. The swimmers coming towards the camera. Linda Ludgrove now in the lead. SV. Pan as Linda comes in to win. LV. The girls stand up in the water. CU. Linda Ludgrove. LV. Crowd applauding.

    SV. Pan, J. Dora from Hungary dives from the high board. SV. Pan, D. Priestley from Britain, dives from a hand stand. LV. A. W. Kitcher does a hand stand on the top board. SV. As he somersaults and dives from the board. SV. Crowd.

    LV. Contestants on the boxes for the start of the 110 yards free style men. SV. As they start and go away from camera. LV. Pan Bobby McGregor leading as they go away from camera. CU. Girl in crowd. LV. The swimmers coming towards camera very fast. McGregor still leading. SV. P. N. McGregor comes in and wins. CU. McGregor in the water. LV. Crowd applauding.

    SV. E. Felhosi from Hungary dives from the high board in the ladies high board diving competition. LV. F. Cramp from England dives from a hand stand and somersaulting twice before entering the water. LV. M. Austen dives from a hand stand, also somersaulting twice - she is the winner. SV. Crowd.

    LV. The start of the 220 yards breast stroke ladies race. They start, pan as they go away from camera. LV. S. Mitchell in lane three just leading from Dawn Fraser in lane one, nearest to camera. CU. Stop watch. SV. Pan, Stella Mitchell coming on the last length well in the lead. LV. Pan as she comes in and wins. SV. Crowd. applauding. CU. S. Mitchell.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:50:00 / 01:11:51:00

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