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  • Short Summary

    Men swimming in a river or canal in cold winter weather.

  • Description

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    Sports. Men swimming in a river or canal in cold winter weather. Shot from shore of people in FG watching swimmers dive into river and start to swim. Shot from raised position of the men swimming; while a couple other guys are walking on the opposite side; crunching in the snow. Closer of swimmers.

    Crowd of people walking toward camera along a road in snow; all wearing winter coats; one man carries old camera; man behind him with arm in a sling; walking with a cane. Some young boys. A few women watch on side but crowd is nearly all male. And amidst this; here come the unclad swimmers - some with open coats or robes; others not even bothering with coats. They are crossing diagonally through the crowd. One is holding coat as if it's a wrap or stole in a campy way and he grins and salutes at the camera. Surreal with a gay feeling to it.

    Wacky; weird; etc.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1864.46
    Media URN:
    71763
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:51:00 / 01:48:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 044 B

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