• Short Summary

    Battleship wins the 1938 Grand National by a head.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Pathe Gazette presents - THE GRAND NATIONAL - 1938".

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Various shots of huge crowds of people and cars arriving at Aintree racecourse. The horses are led around an enclosure. Brief shots of glamorous ladies in the crowd - one looks a bit like Frances Day.

    The horses line up and start off. Various shots of the race. Several horses fall at fences. Slow-motion footage of horse jumping over Valentine's Brook. More shots of the race in normal and slow-motion. Battleship eventually wins by a head and his 17-year-old rider takes the steaming horse to the winner's enclosure.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    959.04
    Media URN:
    16429
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:56:00 / 01:10:15:00
    Canister:
    38/25

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