• Short Summary

    Olympic flame, symbol of Olympic Games, leaves Greece and starts its journey to Wembley.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "OLYMPIC FLAME LEAVES GREECE".

    Athens, Greece.

    Long shot of the ruins of the Ancient stadium of Olympia, Greek girl in Ancient Greek costume, holding a bowl to light Olympic flame. Greek athlete looking on. First runner with torch commences journey. Two men taking some soil and placing it into a small bag - the soil will be ceremonially mixed with Wembley soil. Towards, first runner with torch reaches second runner, lights his torch and second runner commences his journey.

    Port Katakolon, Greece.

    Runner lighting torch held aloft by naval officer. Officer holds torch aloft and walks down to boat. Back view, naval officer holding torch aloft as boat leaves quayside. Side view, officer holding torch aloft in boat. Naval officer holding up torch in boat as boat speeds towards destroyer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1434.12
    Media URN:
    46753
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:04:00 / 01:25:04:00
    Canister:
    48/59

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

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

    Note that this footage is duplicated in clip 201206.046.

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