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  • Short Summary

    Eton boys' cross country race with a tricky water jump.

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    Windsor, Berkshire.

    Title: "ETON COLLEGE STEEPLECHASES. Every boy must go over ... or through ... (most go through!) the famous Water Jump".

    M/S, looking over the heads of a crowd, of boys running along a muddy track and through a shallow river. M/S of boys jumping into the river and scrambling up the other side, passing the camera, crowds of parents, friends and other Etonians watch in the distance. C/U of boys splashing about in the water. High angled L/S of boys attempting to jump the river - most land in the water! High angled M/S of boys trying to jump the river. More M/S of boys landing in the water and scrambling up the bank. M/S of boys collapsing to the ground at the end of the race - they all look exhausted and covered in mud. C/U of one of the boys catching his breath, his shirt is splattered with mud - presumably the winner.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:59:00 / 01:05:27:00
    G 1272

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