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  • Short Summary

    Sports Day between Oxford and Cambridge includes high jump, hurdles and running.

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    Item title reads - The 'Varsity sports. Oxford just beat Cambridge in thrilling athletic duel and 3 new records were established. Queen's Club, London.

    Various shots as one man does the high jump using a pole. M/S of a man doing the high jump in the rain, he tries three times but keeps knocking the pole down.

    Intertitle - 'Lord Burghley won the 120 yards hurdles and broke record in the 220 yards.'
    L/S as the athletes jump over the hurdles, some are knocked over, they run through the finish line. M/S of Lord Burghley after the race.

    Intertitle - 'Magnificent running between W.E. Stevenson, Oxford, and D.G.A. Lowe, Cambridge, in the quarter mile.'
    L/S of the runners poised to start, they begin and run past the camera. M/S of the winner out of breath, he puts his coat on.

    L/S of a tennis court, M/S as players come to the net and shake hands, people congratulate the winner. Various shots of the match, various shots of a man trying to do the high jump, but knocking the pole down, another man uses the pole to jump. M/S of one man putting his trousers on. Someone attempts the high jump. A man takes his coat off in the rain. M/S of the high jump again.

    Intertitle - 'A.E. Porritt, the brilliant New Zealand sprinter broke record in 100 yards - time 9 9/10th seconds.' M/S as Porritt puts his jumper on after the race.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:22:42 to the end of the item.

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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:
    01:21:01:00 / 01:24:51:00
    G 1175

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