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    Cambridge win the 1924 boat race.

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    Title: "Putney to Mortlake. HOW CAMBRIDGE WON THE 76TH BOAT RACE - Cambridge - challengers take the water first, having, contrary to expectations chosen the Surrey side on winning the toss".

    M/S of the Cambridge University crew carrying their rowing eight out of a boathouse, spectators watch from a balcony. M/S of one of the crews launching their boat in the River Thames watched by a large crowd. M/S of Cambridge sitting in their boat preparing for the race. High angled shot looking over the crowd of the Cambridge crew pushing away from the bank.

    Intertitle: "Oxford - favourites and heavier crew follow".

    M/S of the Oxford University crew coming out of the boat house. M/S of Oxford launching their eight on the Thames. High angled shot of Oxford pushing out from the bank. M/S of Oxford rowing to their starting position.

    Intertitle: "2.22 They're off!"

    L/S of the start of the race, in the distance a large crowd stands by the bank. High angled L/S of the race.

    Intertitle: "2.30 Hammersmith Bridge Cambridge lead by a length ..."

    High angled shot from the bridge as the boats pass under. L/S, looking over the crowd on the bank, of the race, the eights are followed by a flotilla of support boats.

    Cambridge University and Oxford University boat race, London.

    Intertitle: "Mortlake. 2.41 - Cambridge raced clean away and won easily by 4 1/2 lengths".

    High angled L/S of the final stretch of the race of River Thames with Cambridge a long way ahead.

    Intertitle: "Watermanship beat weight to the surprise of majority of expert critics".

    M/S of Cambridge finishing the race, the crew stop rowing and collapse exhaustedly, the dejected Oxford crew float into shot.

    Note: a shorter version exists, please refer to separate record - THE BOAT RACE 1924 (shorter version) - also in G 1074. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:00:00 / 01:44:22:00
    G 1074

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