• Short Summary

    A novel sport from Switzerland where men hit a disc with a long club and the opposing team try to stop the disc in mid-air with large paddles.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Sportshots - Popular sports and pastimes under the Cine-Camera lens - Described by Charles Eade of the 'Sunday Express'. This week Charles Eade Ventures into Switzerland for a very novel sport - ".

    Switzerland.

    Various shots of men playing a Swiss sport called La Hornus (sp? Le Horneuse?) in a field; the batting team swipe at a disc with a long pole (it looks something like golf at this stage), and the opposing team try and stop the disc with some large square bats or paddles. They throw their bats in the air to try and stop the disc as it flies past.

    Note: I cannot find the correct spelling for this sport - does anyone out there know?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1074.12
    Media URN:
    37447
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:03:00 / 01:22:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 168

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