• Short Summary

    Young ace Stirling Moss becomes the first Briton to win Mille Miglia (thousand miles) race.

  • Description

    Brescia, Italy.

    CU. Alfred Neaubauer, German team manager. SV. Juan Fangio, No 658 in his Mercedes moving up to the starting point. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Stirling Moss in his Mercedes No 722 on starting ramp. He moves off. CU. Karl Kling sitting in his Mercedes No 701. SV. Kling in his Mercedes starting off. BGV. Race in progress, with car racing along road away from camera. SV. Towards and pan, Stirling Moss in his Mercedes driving past camera. SV. Towards, Fangio in his Mercedes No 658 flashing past camera (he came second). CU. Pan, Umberto Maglioli No 705 in his Ferrari driving past camera (he came third). SV. Kling No 701 in his Mercedes flashing past camera. SV. Crowds assembled at the finishing point. GV. Towards, Stirling Moss racing towards finish. Cheering crowds, he crosses line. CU. Stirling Moss being embraced by crowds. He is patted on the face. CU. Stirling Moss showing very dirty face.

    Lydd Airport, Kent.

    GV. Taxiing in at Lydd airport, & SV. SV. Press photographers. SV. Mother running up to greet her son, they embrace, followed by his father... SCU. Stirling Moss chatting to mother and father. LV. Press photographers in foreground watching Moss's new car being prepared to come down ramp from front of plane (Mercedes sports car). SCU. Stirling Moss with laurel around his neck. Once more being kissed by his mother. CU. Moss smiling with laurel around his neck. SV. Press photographers. SV. Stirling Moss standing by his new car and waving.

    (Lav & Neg.) (Orig "H")

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    521.31
    Media URN:
    30717
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1955
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:58:00 / 01:52:34:00
    Canister:
    55/36

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Alfred Neaubauer" should read Alfred Neubauer.

    "No 658 in his Mercedes" - it's a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.

    "Mercedes No 722" - that's another Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, (this one now considered one of the world's most historic vehicles).

    "Stirling Moss in his Mercedes driving past camera" - beside him in the car is his legendary co-driver Denis Jenkinson.

    "No 705 in his Ferrari" - it's a Ferrari 118 LM.

    "Moss's new car being prepared to come down ramp from front of plane (Mercedes sports car)" - it's a Mercedes-Benz 220A.

    x
    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment