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  • Short Summary

    Louis Lourmais swims from Toulouse to Bordeaux for research purposes.

  • Description

    France.

    Title in French reads 'Week-End dans la Garonne'.

    GV. Crowds on tow path of the river Garonne. MS. Louis Lourmais in frogman's suit jumps into river. Various shots of Louis Lourmais swimming the fast flowing Garonne river from Toulouse to Bordeaux. This is part of a research he is carrying on the possibility of finding new food in waters, and the human resistance possibilities to cold water swimming when well equipped. MS. His wife seated in small boat. A shot from boat moving under bridge with people on the bridge looking down. Various night shots of Lourmais joined by his wife to continue the swim. GV. Large crowd gathers at Bordeaux to greet the swimmers. CU. Louis Lourmais.

    (F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 25/02/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2631.22
    Media URN:
    78410
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:45:00 / 01:54:08:00
    Canister:
    UN 3721 F

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