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  • Short Summary

    Orange tinted version of sports day between Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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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. It follows them round the course as the two leaders compete, one puts a spurt on and overtakes the leader to win. M/S of the winner out of breath, he puts his coat on.

    Note: This item is tinted orange, there is a black and white version with the same title and similar footage on *PM0384*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:58:00 / 01:27:03:00
    G 1175

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