• Short Summary

    Queen starts Windsor to London marathon - Holden wins the race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "QUEEN STARTS MARATHON".

    Windsor, Berkshire & London.

    Runners lined up ready for start of Marathon race at grounds of Windsor Castle. King George VI looking at silver pistol held by Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother). Queen then holds pistol up and fires to start the marathon race. Pan to back view of runners running across lawns and through entrance. Contestants running along main street of Windsor, pan to back view. Travel shot, runners passing Iver church. Travel shot from behind runners. Close up shot of Jack Holden, No 15, running with contestant No 39. Low angle shot of the men running towards camera. Holden arriving at Chiswick Stadium, pan along the crowd around entrance. Close up shot of Holden entering stadium. People applauding. Holden walking towards camera - he wins the race. Close up shot of Holden.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1430.33
    Media URN:
    46611
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:00:00 / 01:54:24:00
    Canister:
    48/51

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