• Short Summary

    Great Britain are beaten by the Soviet Union in a Swimming match in Blackpool.

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    Full title reads: "Blackpool. Russia Wins Swimming Match".

    Blackpool, Lancashire. Great Britain are beaten by the Soviet Union in a Swimming match.

    LV The Russian team march towards camera. LV The British team led by Bobby McGregor walk towards camera. GV Crowd. SV As McGregor and Russian Rep. exchange pennants. SV Officials. LS The start of the 440 yards. Free Style ladies. They start. LV Pan as they go away for the first length (including Anita Lonsborough). SV Judges. LV Pan. Elizabeth Long well in the lead pan to the other girls behind. GV As they swim towards camera. SV As E Long wins to set a new British Record. LV Crowd. CU E Long the winner. LV Crowd.

    LV The start of the 4 x 110 yards Medley Relay. Mens. The first two swimmers are J Gordon and V Mazanov. Gordon lane one. They begin with backstroke. CU Man watching. LV The Russian in the lead they change and the breast stroker G Prokopenko and Tucker going away from camera. SV McGregor standing waiting to go in on the last leg. SV From behind as he goes in. CU Pan. McGregor swimming GV ditto. LV As the Russian Senichenkov wins. SV As McGregor finishes. SV McGregor in the water. SV The Russian team in the water after being told they've set the new World Record. LV Crowd applauding.

    LV Girl diving from High board. LV Pan. F Cramp diving from High Board. she came fourth. LV Pan. J Newman diving she came third. LV Ninel Krutova diving she won the high board diving event. LV The Russian team applauding. LV The start of the 110 yards backstroke ladies. They start. Pan as they go away from camera. SV Officials watching. LV Pan. Jill Norfolk and Linda Ludgrove coming into the finish with Norfolk nearest camera just in the lead. Norfolk wins. CU Time keepers checking watches. SV Norfolk as she is told she has set a new World record. GV Russian team applauding. SV Pan. J Norfolk as she leaves the pool.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:16:00 / 01:54:51:00

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