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  • Short Summary

    Athletics events in Paris, Britain beats France in 9 events to 4.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Title reads: "Colombes Stadium. International Athletes. Record crowd see British team defeat France's best by 9 events to 4".

    M/S of a team of male athletes marching across sports' stadium. M/S of the fifty or so athletes standing to attention. M/S of a running race around a track in front of packed grand stand. C/U of an athlete after an event; he is out of breath. Various shots of high jumpers. L/S of a hurdling race. C/U of another athlete after the event, he stands in front of grand stand. M/S of a running race. L/S of a cheering crowd. M/S of runners racing to the finishing line. C/U of a runner after the race.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:33:10. M/S, looking through mesh fence, of athlete throwing hammer. Various shots of shot putters. Otherwise shots are same as those in edited part of story.

    Note: according to original issue sheet an orange tinted nitrate print of this item exists. A Pathe website user informs us that the hammer thrower featured is probably Malcolm Nokes.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:46:00 / 01:36:17:00
    G 1315

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