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  • Short Summary

    1948 London, Olympics, USA team set sail for the UK

  • Description

    Mid shot of boat, with deck full of people. Three women wave from the back of the boat, and various nice close ups of female athletes smiling to camera. Pan from small man, to very tall man, and mid shot of male athletes on steps of boat. Nice shot of the boxing team shadow boxing to the camera, and two men wrestling. Female athletes wave to the camera, and nice shot of the ship, draped with flags, being waved out of harbour by a large crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    201206.166
    Media URN:
    101165
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1948
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:53 / 10:11:35
    Canister:

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "various nice close ups of female athletes" - the first woman seen, at 00:06 is Vicki Draves. She would go on to win 2 Gold Medals, in the 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform diving competitions.

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