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  • Short Summary

    A race on River Thames between English punt and Italian gondola.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Gondola v. Punt. W. Edwards champion punter of the Thames, beats Luigi of Venice".

    Maidenhead, Berkshire.

    M/S of a man standing on gondola, people in deck chairs watch from banks of River Thames. M/S of the gondola floating next to a punt. M/S of the two vessels racing down the river. The gondola is much bigger than the punt which shoots off, taking the lead. Various shots of race, people watch from other boats moored at river edge.

    Intertitle reads: "On changing craft the gondolier beat the punter".

    M/S of Luigi (in white) swopping vessels with Edwards (in shorts). Two other men hold boats steady as Luigi and Edwards change places. Various shots of another race between gondola and punt. Edwards seems to have trouble controlling large Italian craft and Luigi takes the lead. C/U of Edwards and Luigi standing arm in arm, each holds a trophy flying the other's national flag.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:12:00 / 01:53:54:00
    G 1324

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