• Short Summary

    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Equestrian golds, and closing ceremony

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Foxhunter does it!' Wide angle of Olympic stadium with equestrian event taking place. Eloy De Menezes of Brazil jumping in the jump off to decide the winner of the individual jumping competition, knocking over a fence as he goes. Chile's Oscar Cristi, who won the silver medal, riding Bambi, also knocking down a fence. Germany's Fritz Thiedemann, who won the bronze medal, riding Meteor over various fences. France's Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola, who won the gold medal, riding Ali Baba during a faultless round, as spectators watch on. Close up d'Oriola on horse, and scoreboard showing result of competition. Close up d'Oriola being congratulated by other medal winners, and Prince Philip talking. Action from the team event next, with Great Britain's Colonel Duggie Stewart riding Aherlow, almost falling into the water on a water jump as the crowd applaud. Wilfred White riding Nizefela, clearing fences well on his way to winning the team gold medal. Harry Llewellyn riding Foxhunter, jumping the fences well as spectators look on. Very nice slow motions of Llewellyn and Foxhunter jumping over fences. Close up of spectators waving Union Jack flags vigorously, and long shot of Foxhunter completing his perfect round, winning the gold medal, as spectators applaud. Flags being raised during medal ceremony, and wide angle of spectators applauding.
    Wide angle of stadium as closing ceremony is taking place. Olympic flame burning, and flags of the world being held. Olympic flame going out and close up Olympic fag being taken down. Wide angle of spectators, and high angle of Olympic flag being marched away. British Pathe 'The End' graphic and music.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:16:07 / 10:18:46

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