• Short Summary

    1948 Olympic Games, The Olympic flame leaves Greece for London

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Olympic flame leaves Greece'. Pan across ruins of original stadium of Olympia in Athens, woman in traditional Greek dress and man in shorts light Olympic flame using an olive branch. Soil is removed from the ground to be taken to Wembley, London, and the first runner runs away with the Olympic torch, lighting the torch of the next runner, who runs towards, and then past, the camera. At the local port, the torch is passed onto a Greek naval officer, who will transport it to Corfu. A small crowd watch the proceedings, then we follow the small naval boat in which the naval officer is holding the Olympic torch aloft. Wider shot of naval boat carrying the Olympic torch.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathe
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:10:44 / 10:11:45

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The torch-lighting ceremony seen here took place on 17 July 1948.

    "At the local port" - this is Port Katakolon.

    Note that this footage is a duplicate of clip 1434.12.

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