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    Motor boat race near Venice, Italy.

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    Near Venice, Italy.

    CU man in a boat, wearing white jump-suit and reclining across steering wheel. CU on other boat - man lifts can of fuel and pours as other man holds funnel to petrol tank. Very brief shot boats lined up. Shot looking up canal with motorboats all along side. Some buildings in background.

    Two stationary boats in foreground while another small boat comes skimming down canal. Pan with boat as it passes old buildings, walls with arches in water and empty boats tied up. GV gulf with motor boats driving round in circle, passing other various small boats. Pan with motorboats. Two motorboats speeding round another craft.

    Rest of item continues like this with motorboats driving around for fun. Large sailing boat in background with several sails Various shots race - boats driving at fast speed in same direction. Shots of boats crossing screen. Closer shots of boats. Shots of boats passing, spectators in foreground under awning, boats race past in background. Boats driving round other boats.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:55:00 / 01:52:52:00
    ON 217 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    "man in a boat, wearing white jump-suit" - the man is R W Weatherall, in his boat "ITSIT XI", who features in clip 786.16.

    In the other clip, which is dated 1929, Weatherall is in his boat "ITSIT IV" - the fact that in THIS clip Weatherall is driving the much later marque "ITSIT XI" means the clip should almost certainly be re-dated to 1930-1939.

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