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  • Short Summary

    Footage of snow sports in Murren Switzerland and Chamonix France.

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    Murren, Switzerland.

    Full titles read: "WORLD'S WINTER PLAYGROUND - Winter sports are now in full swing in brilliant sunshine & exhilarating mountain air."

    Intertitle reads: "The British Skiing championship at Murren..."

    L/S's of snow covered mountains and the building of the town of Murren below. L/S's of numerous skiers standing at the top of mountain. Various shots of skiers racing down the the picturesque ski slopes.
    Intertitle reads: "... the [Ice] Skating Championship of France won by Quaglia..."

    Good slow motion M/S of man waving flag to signal start of the race. Two skater move away from the start line slowly. Several shots of the race underway on the ice rink including more slow motion shots. A small crowd watches from the side of the rink. M/S of the winner Quaglia wearing a bobble hat. He smiles.

    Intertitle read: "... but the greatest thrill of all the breath catching contest for the Bobsleigh Teams "Derby" - the Coupe de France at Chamonix."

    Good group shot of the bobsleigh team standing in line. They are all wearing helmets, on competitor is smoking a cigarette. Various shots of the bobsleigh rounding various sharp corners and bends of the track travelling at speed. Good M/S of the crew sitting in the stationary bobsleigh smiling after completing there run.

    Note: There is duplicate material to this story on Pathe Master Tape *PM0814*, "WORLD'S WINTER PLAYGROUND", Film ID 814.34. However, this is the longest version.

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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:
    01:48:47:00 / 01:52:36:00
    G 1681

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