• Short Summary

    English athletes, both men and women, beat Poland at White City athletic meeting.

  • Description

    White City, London.

    GV. Runners lined up for the 1500 metres race during the athletic competition between England and Poland. Runners start, pan to back view. CU. People in crowd. GV. Pan, competitors coming into straight with Orywal of Poland slightly ahead of Derek Ibbotson with Ken Wood lying just behind last. Wood starts to race past the field and into lead, Ibbotson goes after him. SV. Towards and past, Wood leading Ibbotson, they head towards the back straight for last time round. GV. Crowd clapping. GV. Into back straight with Wood leading and Lewandowski chasing him. GV. Towards as Wood comes in and breaks tape - he wins the race. CU. Wood.

    GV. Start of women's 800 metres race, Diane Leather starts to take the lead from Loakes. GV. Towards, Leather leading K. Snop is second and Beryl Loakes lying third. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Leather turns into home straight, she is in the lead followed by Snop and Loakes. Leather breaks tape. Loakes has taken 2nd place. CU. Diane Leather.

    GV. Start of 5000 metres race, pan to back view. GV. Knight leading from Zimny, third is Gordon Pirie. GV. Towards and past George Knight, Zimny & Pirie. CU. Man looking through binoculars. GV. Pan, Knight chasing Zimny. Behind is Chromik and way behind somewhere is Pirie. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Coming round back straight, Knight lying third goes past Zimny and starts to pass Chromik. GV. Crowd applauding. GV. Home straight, Knight leading Chromik. GV. Knight breaks tape with the Pole well behind. CU. Knight.

    Note; This is an evening meeting - all night shots - some quite dark.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:04:00 / 01:55:02:00

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