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    The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - this year won by Cambridge, putting them into the lead each University having won the race 40 times before. Putney to Mortlake.

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    Item title reads - "The Honours-Even Boat Race" (Each 'Varsity have won 40 times!) Cambridge - "does it again" - scoring 8th successive victory, but only after thrilling tussle, almost to the finish - then racing away to win by 2 1/2 lengths! Putney to Mortlake, London.

    Intertitle - 'Oxford - as challengers - take the water first!' M/S as the Oxford rowing team carry their boat and put it in the water. M/S of them in the boat, they are pushed away from the side and drift for a bit. They prepare to row then set off towards the starting line with another boat alongside them.

    Intertitle - 'Cambridge quickly follow -' M/S of Cambridge rowing team in their boat, they are pushed away from the edge then row to the starting line. L/S of the two teams lined up.

    Intertitle - 'THEY'RE OFF!!' L/S as they row off down the river.

    Intertitle - 'The Dark Blues "shoot" Hammersmith Bridge the lead!' L/S of the two teams rowing together.
    Intertitle - 'Neck & neck.' L/S as they pass under the bridge at the same time.

    Intertitle - 'Light Blues gain slight lead -' L/S of the Cambridge team rowing under a bridge with Oxford coming up behind.

    Intertitle - 'Well rowed Cambridge!' Slow motion M/S as Cambridge row past the finish line.

    Intertitle - 'Better luck next year Oxford!' Slow motion M/S of the Oxford team passing the line. M/S as Cambridge lift their boat out of the water and carry it off, people applaud. Oxford row into the side.

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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:
    01:30:08:00 / 01:34:40:00
    G 1702

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