• Short Summary

    Footage of Cambridge winning the 1939 University boat race, on the Thames, London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE BOAT RACE - OXFORD V CAMBRIDGE"

    L/S's of people lining up along the river bank. L/S's of the Oxford crew climbing into their boat on the river Thames. L/S of the tiny Oxford cox Massey (nephew of film star Raymond Massey. Several shots of the race in progress, Cambridge start to pull away early on, at the mile mark Cambridge are 7 seconds ahead and by Hammersmith Bridge their lead is two and half length. L/S' and M/S's of the crowds watching the action. Numerous more shots of Cambridge cruising to victory, they win by over four lengths.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1005.35
    Media URN:
    14228
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:37:00 / 01:36:44:00
    Canister:
    39/27

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race took place on 1 April 1939.

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