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  • Short Summary

    Great Britain team's preparations before leaving for the 1964 Olympic Games

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    Athletes' packed bags are loaded onto van. Long poles, possibly for pole vault, are loaded onto van. Members of the public watching on. Nice mid shot Robbie Brightwell, Ann Packer, and male athlete posing in street. Male athlete, then Linda Knowles, signs autographs for local children. Starting blocks are loaded onto van. Exterior BOAC van. Rowers' oars are loaded onto van, then more equipment. Close up male, possibly future politician Menzies Campbell ,holding bags in street. Nice mid shot female athletes, including Janet Simpson, closest to camera, and Dorothy Hyman, next to her, walking down street in matching suits. Female athletes in matching suits, bags and hats, as photographers take photos. Nice close up women athletes lift hats to reveal faces to camera. Wider of same shot, and nice smiling close up of Jill Slattery. Athletes sitting down to dinner in hotel. Various close ups of athletes eating dinner. Dark shots of athletes boarding coach, then nice shot of coach interior with athletes waving hats at camera. Close ups various athletes boarding coach, and family members waiting to wave them off. Coach drives away to take the team to the airport.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:04:08 / 10:08:09

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