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  • Short Summary

    Martha Norelius wins the Women's swimming marathon in Lake Ontario. Canada.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Women's swimming marathon. Martha Norelius, former amateur champion, wins 10 mile race in Lake Ontario winning £2,000 prize from field of 45, beating best time by 16 minutes. Toronto, Canada.

    M/S of the swimmers stood on the bank having grease put on them, M/S as a man rubs dark coloured grease into a woman's legs. They walk along the quay. Various shots as they dive in and begin to swim. A man shouts at them through a megaphone. Martha reaches the side and climbs out smiling, a man shakes her hand. Various shots of her talking to a man.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    802.04
    Media URN:
    18586
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:35:00 / 01:06:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1640

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