• Short Summary

    Reg Harris is given the title Sportsman of the Year by Nye Bevan.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Reg. Harris: Sportsman Of The Year".

    Savoy Hotel, London.

    MV Reg Harris and friend arriving at the Savoy. CU Reg Harris. CU Czech Skater Aja Vrzanova arriving. SV Denis Compton chatting to Reg Harris. MV Reg Carter. CU Maureen Gardner. SV Fanny Blankers-Koen, in white hat, with Aja Vrzanova. CU Bevan. VS of portrait of Reg Harris. VS of Bevan making speech about Reg Harris - 'We had to wait a long time before we got the world cycling championship, but we've got it at last and we're very grateful to him for that. We have exported plenty of cycles. It's time we won on one of them. I can assure all those who have taken part in sports that all of us now in the political world know what a close finish feels like.'. MV Aneurin (Nye) Bevan presenting Cup to Reg Harris. CU Harris holding Cup. LV Reg Harris about to speak. CU Harris speaking. "We have in this country a lot of very fine athletes, cricketers, footballers and what have you. Somehow or other, when it comes to international competition, generally speaking we seem to fall just a little bit too short of the mark. But I can't help thinking that if our people here in this country of ours were given anything like just 50 percent of the facility that is given to our opponents that come from the Continent, I do feel that the prestige of this nation would be upheld in a very much better manner." MV Harris sits down pan to audience applauding.

    (Orig.Neg.) Selected Originals exist - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:05:25:00 / 01:07:39:00

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