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  • Short Summary

    Water wading race.

  • Description

    Cross country race through water. Location of events unknown.

    Cross-country race for boys with a section of running through water-- not just splashing through a puddle but fording a river with strong current; in chest-deep water. Shot of boys running toward river and camera (cam is across) and right into the water; adults stand huddled together on the bank watching -- and wearing coats! The boys walk through the deep water hanging onto a rope tied across. Cool shot --

    CU side view of boys heading uphill through water; with a small waterfall gushing down at them; they are wearing shirts and trousers which are of course soaking wet. Next; back to original scene but with a lot more kids now crashing through the water. Then boys struggle to scramble over the top of the waterfall; and; still following the rope; wade on away to shore where a small crowd of spectators is gathered between the river and the woods.

    flood; children; teenagers; rites of passage. Sports

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:24:00 / 01:47:20:00
    ON 122 N

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