• Short Summary

    Cecil Dean wins a swimming race across the Solent from Southsea to Ryde.

  • Description

    The Solent, Hampshire.

    At Southsea we see a large crowd of people on the beach watching 20 men starting off on a swim across the Solent to Ryde on the Isle of Wight (three and a half miles). The sea looks pretty rough. Several shots of the swimmers. English long-distance champion Cecil Dean is seen making good progress; the judges' launch is apparently unable to keep up with him!

    A large crowd waits at Ryde to see Dean arrive; he climbs up some steps to the quay and is handed a trophy cup by a lady. His time was just over two hours.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    977.25
    Media URN:
    17972
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:20:00 / 01:23:03:00
    Canister:
    38/67

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