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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the famous Palio of Sienna - an ancient horse race held an Italian Market Square.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. The Market Square their Racecourse! Italian Royal Family and vast concourse at 'The Palio of Sienna', held annually since the middle ages."

    Sienna, Italy.

    Members of the Italian Royal Family look on from a balcony.

    Men dressed in medieval costume stand in the Market Square. Some are dressed as knights. Some of the men display their skills at twirling and throwing flags.

    Dark shots of the famous (and somewhat cruel) Palio. Horses are raced around the Square watched by massive crowds. The horses start. They come hurtling around one corner. More views of the race, some high angle shots show the scale of the crowd.

    People run out to congratulate the winner.

    A procession forms around the winner and we get more flag twirling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    683.21
    Media URN:
    5153
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:53:00 / 01:27:53:00
    Canister:
    32/55

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