• Short Summary

    At Folkestone 17 entrants train for cross-Channel swim.

  • Description

    Folkestone, Kent.

    LV group of Egyptian swimming team standing at hotel entrance, & CU. GV pan, swimming pool at Folkestone. CU notice 'Channel Swimmers Now in Training'. SV three swimmers exercising on edge of pool, left to right, Bob Payson of U.S.A. Toufic Bleik from Lebanon, Signor Beltram of Mexico. CU Beltram relaxing muscles. CU pan down Beltram supplying muscles. LV three men stop exercises and Sam Rocket, trainer comes into picture and tells them to go jump into the pool. SV crowd watching. SV Payson and Bleik swimming in pool wearing goggles. CU trainer Sam Rocket reaching down with drinks. CU Payson and Bleik drinking from cups, while treading water. SV pan, Nicholas Gabril, Lebanon, swimming backstroke. SV kids on diving board watching. SV Gabril stepping out of water and talking to Osnan Ghandour, also from Lebanon. CU two men chatting and smiling.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "F")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    176.32
    Media URN:
    29656
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:07:00 / 01:49:13:00
    Canister:
    54/61

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Signor Beltram" is Damian Beltram.

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