• Short Summary

    1960 Rome Olympic Games

  • Description

    Italian language story. Title reads "The Sacred Fire Crosses Italy".

    A British Royal Navy battleship steams into harbour. Name on side reads Whitesand Bay. A runner with the Olympic Flame torch comes down the boarding ramp from the ship. Cut to running down the street surrounded by cyclists. In a ceremony, the flame is used to light another torch. An army officer takes over the running with the flame through the streets. Passes it to another soldier in shorts who salutes as he hands it over to an officer. The officer lights a beacon before a statue.

    Cut to a rider on horseback carrying the Italian flag. Another running with a torch, cars and motorcycles alongside. The relay continues, the torch changing hands multiple times.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    866998.01
    Media URN:
    101156
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:28
    Canister:
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