• Short Summary

    Full report from the opening of the British Empire Games in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Description

    Vancouver, Canada.

    Air view of the Empire Games Stadium. SV Australians marching past. SV Viscount Harold Alexander, British Defence Minister, taking the salute. LV Canadian teams marching past. GV teams marching round arena. SCU & CU England's team marching past. SV Fiji marching past. SV Gold Coast marching past. GV teams marching past, and assembling in centre. CU Earl Alexander opening Empire Games. GV teams lined up in centre. SV line of trumpeters. SV Empire Games flag being hoisted, pan up. SV pan, pigeons being released. LV of crowds watching.

    SV follow of the women's 100 yard race. Take off, pan follow. Marjorie Jackson takes the lead, until she breaks the tape. Pan up crowd. CU Marjorie Jackson being congratulated. Top view, start of the six mile race and follow, pan to back view. SV running towards with Jim Peters in rear. SV crowd watching. SV running towards with Jim Peters running fourth place, passing camera, followed by nine other runners. LV Peter Driver No 337 running in front with Frank Sando running second and Jim Peters third. SV crowd. LV Peter Driver making final burst with Sando following behind. Peter Driver running on his own, follow with him until he breaks the tape. Top view, crowd applauding. SV Peter Driver being congratulated by Sando.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Orig.F.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    176.27
    Media URN:
    29651
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:49:00 / 01:41:54:00
    Canister:
    54/60

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