• Short Summary

    Greta Anderson wins Channel Swim in record time.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "English Channel. Greta The Great".

    GV Night, swimmers assembling and greasing up on beach at Cap Griz Nez, France. SV Woman competitor being greased. CU Billy Butlin and French policeman. SV Male competitor having thick black grease smeared over him. SV Billy Butlin kissing Rosemary George of Great Britain good luck. CU Male competitor fixing goggles.

    SV Competitors wading out for start. Billy Butlin standing in water with Very Light pistol. SV Crowds watching on beach. SV Competitors wading out. CU Male competitor wading. GV Flares burning from accompanying boats.

    LV Dawn breaks, accompanying boats and helicopter. CU Billy Butlin waving from helicopter. SV Greta Anderson swimming strongly in the lead. CU Greta Anderson swimming. GV Small boats and swimmers in mid-Channel. SV Greta Anderson still swimming strongly in the lead. GV Accompanying boat and Greta swimming, cliffs of Dover, Kent. SV Greta swimming strongly.

    LV Cliffs of Dover. LV Greta nearing rocks for finish of race. CU Greta at end of race staggering over rocks. CU Greta smiling but looking rather exhausted. LV Pakistani competitor, Brogan-Das, swimming for second place. CU Billy Butlin watching from helicopter. LV Pakistani swimmer struggling over rocks for 2nd place.

    GV Crowds watching Billy Butlin present £1,000 "Butlin Challenge Trophy" to Greta Anderson, USA (or Denmark). SV Greta holding trophy and smiling. SV Crowds watching. CU Greta.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:43:21:00

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