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    Crowds and horse racing at 1919 Grand National.

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    Titles read: 'Aintree. Record Crowds. 150,000 people witness "Victory" Grand National.'

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Grand National; 1919. Pan over crowds. Then shot looking down over crowd at track; horses run past. Crowd breaking up; all moving around. Many veterans of World War One still in uniforms. Some of these waving from their perch up high on something. Pan on people standing on a small boat. US row of young women in identical coats; hats - some military auxiliary group? - sitting on roof; waving hats. They stand up and wave.

    DS Spectators being snowed on; one umbrella sticking up. GV grounds w/ crowds milling about; various little stands - some for placing bets. Pan on crowd; river; more people lined up on bridge over river. Several people walking on plank laid over boat (same as before) More girls climb up ladder to roof. They wave & cheer. Crowd walking by to left; in front of long low stone building; w/ more people standing on its roof. Everyone's trying to get a better vantage point.

    Race in progress again. DS people crowding around. A coach driving on track. Another shot of about 4 horses galloping down the track.

    Sports. recreation; celebration. Horse Racing. Victory

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:12:00 / 01:34:57:00
    ON 141 J

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