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    Athletics meeting from London's White City - The News of The World British Games.

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    White City Stadium, London. The News of The World British Games Athletics meeting.

    GV. White City Stadium. SV. Start of 3 mile race off. SV. Crowd. SV. G. F. Mattos (U.S.A.) winning pole vault with leap of 13 ft. 10 ins. SV. Crowd. A.S. W. F. Davis (U.S.A.) winning high jump at 6 ft. 7 1/4 ins. LV. Pan, finish of 3 mile race. F. Green (G.B.) leading C. Stone (U.S.A.) up finishing straight. Green won by 10 yds. in 14 mins 22-6 second. He puffs and blows cheeks as he puts in final sprint. until he crosses line. SV. Green walking away after finish. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Start at of 120 yd. hurdles. Campbell (U.S.A.) in lead from start, closely pursued by A Bernard (U.S.A.) as they take last hurdle and run abreast. SV. Campbell pips Bernard on post by lunging forward to break tape. Pan as they congratulate. CU. Campbell (described in a very Un-politically correct manner as 'the huge Negro' by the voiceover). SV. Starter holding gun. SV. Start of 1 mile relay race. U.S.A. Jamaica and G.B. They start, pan to back view. Herb Wint representing Jamaica. SV. Crowd. SV. G. Cole U.S.A. just leading Wint on first leg of relay. SV. Change over as next leg starts. SV. Crowd. LV. Herb McKenley and Whitfield racing during last leg. Whitfield U.S.A. just leading. SV. Pan, when McKenley, Jamaica, tries to take over lead. They race neck and neck. when Whitfield with a last powerful sprint fights off his challenge. They cross line with Whitfield winning by a yard. SV. Crowd applauding. SV. Victorious U.S. team. They set up new world record relay time of 3 mins 8.8. seconds.

    (Orig. Rota Lav. (Orig. "B")

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    Film ID:
    24.16
    Media URN:
    27352
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1952
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:02:00 / 01:19:08:00
    Canister:
    52/66

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