• Short Summary

    British athletes beat Czechoslovakians in the international athletic match at the White City.

  • Description

    White City Stadium, London.

    LV. Massed crowds. GV. A line up for the beginning of the three mile race. SV. Starter firing gun. GV. They're off. Bunched together as they pass camera. LV. Massed crowds. TV. The two British runners are well ahead (Ken Norris and Derek Ibbotson) of the Czechs Graf and Tomis. GV. The British pair passing the camera, Graf close behind. TV. Ibbotson streaks past Graf and gains a considerable lead around the bend toward the finish. GV. Finish - Ibbotson crossing the line. Graf well behind. CU. Ibbotson posing for cameramen. TV. Start of the 100 yards race. Contestants start running, well bunched together as they pass camera: Sandstorm, Janecek, Mandlik and Young. GV. The finishing line with Britain's John Young winning, past the tape. CU. Young smiling. GV. Ibbotson kissing his fiancee.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig.F.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    603.15
    Media URN:
    32217
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:46:00 / 01:22:53:00
    Canister:
    56/64

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