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  • Short Summary

    Sienna's traditional round-the-square horse race takes place.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Sienna, Italy.

    Close up shot of a flag, pan to man twirling it. Head of procession with drummer and flag twirler marching towards camera. Procession of men in period costumes moving towards camera.

    Pan down church to large crowds surrounding it. Close up shot of another flag twirler. Flag twirler throws flag in air. Another twirler catches it and twirls it. Two twirlers in action throw flags at each other. Crowds looking on. Long shot of the crowds, horsemen coming out onto square. Page blowing trumpet for start of the horse race which traditionally takes place in the middle of the town. Horses line up at start. Horses running, they complete one lap. Horses round bend at start of another lap. Close up shot of a woman in crowd pointing. Horses still running. Long shot of crowds watching the race. The end of race - people run on 'racecourse'.

    Possibly connected with 48/58 - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:18:00 / 01:52:34:00
    UNSO Reel 032 I

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