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

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    Nice close up British athlete Mary Rand in London street, talking to reporter and showing her good luck toy to camera. Long jumper Lynn Davies carrying bags into hotel. Exterior London hotel. Coach arrives, Great Britain athletes and officials disembark. Nice close ups of various athletes, including Ann Packer, first lady off the bus, and nice close up of her fianc?e Robbie Brightwell, who removes his hat . Also includes Dorothy Hyman, in black jacket. Close up various items to be taken to the Olympic games on a table. Nice shot female athletes trying on their macs for the opening ceremony, nice close up Dorothy Hyman trying on a hat. New bags in a row. Male athlete demonstrates how to fit items in new suitcase. Nice close up 'Great Britain Athletics 1964' logo on blazer pocket. Mid shot Mary Rand and Janet Simpson inspecting new hats. Male athlete leaves, loaded up with new Adidas equipment. Close up female athlete writing her name on her suitcase, and trying on a new mac. Nice close up male and female athletes swap hats. Mary Rand and other female athletes trying on new shoes. Close up new tagged equipment. Lots of new bags packed. Male athlete with new documentation, then close up team official. Nice close up of bag reading 'Great Britain's Olympic Team Tokyo ? 1964'. Close up Don Thompson in new hat, then close up Adrian Metcalf in bowler hat. Athletes receive documentation. Nice close up Dorothy Hyman showing off her documentation. Nice close up Linda Knowles showing off her good luck toy. Nice close up Robbie Brightwell trying on new hat. Athlete's bag is weighed. Close up female athlete, then very nice close up Ann Packer, and nice of Dorothy Hyman. Don Thompson tries on hat, next to table with piles of hats.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:04:08

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