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  • Short Summary

    Athletics: England v France, with some slow motion sequences.

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    Item title reads: " England (66 pts.) beat France (45 pts.). Wonderful slow-motion studies of thrilling athletic duel. F. R. Gaby's magnificent effort beat Lord Burghley by inches in 100 metres hurdles. France won the long jump. The art of "getting off". The art of "taking and receiving the baton" in the relay won by England."

    Stamford Bridge, London

    Opening sequence in slow motion of athletes jumping high hurdles with a large crowd of spectators in background. They are seen breaking the tape at the finish. Slow motion of a long jumper running towards camera, taking off and landing feet first in sand, with officials watching from the side. Two athletes take their marks and take off, holding batons as the starter fires a pistol. White smoke is seen. M/S change over of baton. Shot of three athletes completing 100 m. race, - its a tight finish!

    Note: Marvellous effort by the athletes.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:41:00 / 01:44:15:00
    G 1421

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