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    Le Mans 1969 automobile race.

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    Le Mans, France.

    Various shots of the people unloading cars and final preparations before start of the Le Mans 1969 automobile race. Close up shots of several unknown drivers - coverage concentrated on French Matra team. High Angle long shot as drivers race across the road for start. Various shots of the race in progress including some night time material. Some broken cars by roadside. Winning car taking flag. Winning drivers standing in car surrounded by huge crowd of admirers.


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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:26:00 / 01:32:48:00
    UN 4503 H

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  1. Unknown user says

    The car at 00:31 is a Matra-Simca. The man in glasses at 00:32 is one of that car's drivers, Johnny Servoz-Gavin.

    At 00:34 is a Matra-Simca MS650, and at 00:37 we see one of that car's drivers, Jean-Pierre Beltoise.

    At 00:45 we see an Alpine A210. At 00:52 we see both of that car's drivers, Jean-Claude Killy (sunglasses) and Bob Wollek.

    At 00:54 we see a Porsche 917. Tragically this car was to crash on Lap 1 of the race, killing its driver John Woolfe.

    "Winning drivers standing in car" - the men are Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver.

    More footage of the race can be seen in clip 2211.10.

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