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    GB v France pre-Olympics athletics meeting from London's White City, 1964

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    Graphic reading 'White City - Olympic Surprises'. Action from the Great Britain v France men's 1500 metres race from White City, with GB's Green leading. Spectators watch on as GB's Alan Simpson battles it out with France's Jean Wadoux on the home straight, taking the tape just before Wadoux. Nice close up Simpson and Wadoux on track. Women's 80 metres hurdles, and Mary Rand leads from the start to win in 11 seconds. Nice close up of Rand on track. Start of men's 400 metres race, then close up commentators commentating on race. Nice tracking shot Robbie Brightwell racing away on home straight to win, then brief close up Brightwell. Wide angle of White City stadium interior in daylight, then action from men's 5,000 metres. GB's Bruce Tulloh, running barefoot, leading race as spectators watch on. Close up three leading runners pulling away as Tulloh lags behind. Wide angle of race, then close up spectators, before nice tracking shot of France's Michel Jazy running down the home straight to win the race. Close up Jazy on track. Nice low angle shot of Mary Rand producing her winning jump in the women's long jump. Low angle slow motion of GB's David Stevenson producing a successful jump in the pole vault. Start of men's 4 x 400 metres relay. Close up spectators, then close up GB athlete during first baton change. More spectators, then close up GB leading going into second baton change. Spectator watches through binoculars as GB lead going into final baton change, with Robbie Brightwell racing off on the final leg. Spectators clap as Brightwell powers down the home straight to win the race, then nice mid shot of Great Britain relay team, including Brightwell.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:02:03 / 10:04:56

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