• Short Summary

    American students compete against their British counterparts in a radio spelling bee.

  • Description

    Titles read: "INTERNATIONAL SPELLING BEE RADIO CONTEST - Oxford v Harvard & Radcliffe".

    United States of America.

    Various shots at an American broadcasting station show students from Harvard and Radcliffe Universities taking part in a spelling bee over the airwaves. Commentator says the cameras were banned from filming the BBC section of the newsreel in London. Students wearing large NBC placards around their necks come up to the microphone and spell word given by the opposite team over the airwaves. Lord Oxford of Oxford University is heard spelling a word over the airwaves.

    A small group of American students pose with the radio announcer as he declares the American team has won the bee with 28 points to 24.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.60
    Media URN:
    16288
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:28:00 / 01:54:09:00
    Canister:
    38/13

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