• Short Summary

    Sports competition for paraplegic athletes at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire.

  • Description

    Sport despite handicaps. Stoke Mandeville Games in Buckinghamshire.

    L/S of contestants for games sitting in their wheelchairs in groups under various banners from the country they represent, in the foreground, Argentine, Belgium, France, Germany. M/S of a team competing in archery, man in foreground fires arrow. C/U of target, arrow hits target. M/S Man firing arrow at target. C/U Target being scrutinised by judges and score taken down. L/S of basketball game being played in wheelchair, teams competing are the U.S.A. v. Israel.

    M/S Men in wheelchairs, U.S.A. player passes the ball to another player and is thrown up to the net. C/U Spectators. M/S Basketball game again a U.S.A. player throws the ball towards the net. L/S of table tennis match being played by Dagfurm Espelend of Norway and Griffiths of Gt. Britain. C/U of Griffiths as he serves the ball to his opponent both players are seated in wheelchairs, camera pans to Dagfurm Espelend as the ball goes off the corner of the table.

    C/U of Dagfurm Espelend (who holds the bat in his mouth) an assistant places the ball on the bat and he then serves the ball. An assistant then places another one on the bat and he serves the ball again. M/S of audience clapping as Dagfurm Espelend wins. L/S of the prize giving ceremony, all the teams are lined up with their appropriate banner bearing the name of their country. M/S of Colonel Van Lanshott as he presents the American team with a plate. C/U American team. M/S of Dagfurm Espelend from Norway being presented with a Cup.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:19:00 / 01:39:27:00

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