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  • Short Summary

    Boys from Eton end up soaked and exhausted after a strenuous steeplechase.

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    Windsor, Berkshire.

    Title: "Eton College Steeplechases. Everybody had to go through the water - only one succeeded in jumping it!"

    M/S of boys in tops hats and caps crossing a stream on a narrow pole - some use their stomachs, others sit on and shimmy along. M/S of lots of Etonians watching the race, some boys have climbed to the top of two trees to get a better view. M/S of boys racing along a wide track, parents and schoolmates cheer from either side, the boys have to jump over a muddy river, most end up soaked. M/S, looking from the side, of boys jumping the river - it looks impossibly wide! More shots of boys landing the river. Various shots of boys lying on a field exhausted from finishing the race. C/U of one young man - the race winner? - he is soaked and gasping for breath.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:51:00 / 01:59:01:00
    G 1064

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