Students start their journey in their flimsy crafts by paddling along the River Thames.
Full title reads: "London. By Canoe To Paris! Daring young students from Britain, Germany, and Rumania, set out on hazardous journey in their frail craft."
Men assemble Kayak / canoes from wooden struts and cloth covering.
They climb into their two man craft and paddle out on to the River Thames.
A group of canoeists are seen travelling under one of London's bridges.