• Short Summary

    British Cars win 6 of the first 8 places in Le Mans race - Flockhart & Sanderson first in Jaguar.

  • Description

    Le Mans, France.

    Start of the Le Mans 24-hour race - great sports car classic race. LV. Drivers rushing across the road to their cars. TV. The cars rushing out of the pits and beading down the track. SV. Cars racing past just after the start. TV. Cars heading under the arch "Made by the Dunlop" sign. TV. Cars taking an s-bend in the country. GV. A very sharp corner with one car streaking round. So far it has not been possible to identify any cars. GV. Jaguar, car No 2, takes a corner and streaks off down the track. GV. Cars racing past in front of the stands showing the memorial to the 1955 crash in the foreground. TV. Cars No 2 and No 11 in a collision at Tertre Rouge corner. Car No 2 stopped on the side of the track, car No 3 behind, facing the wrong way, is just stopping and car No 11 hits car No 3. GV. Two cars taking corner not possible to identify. CU. Jaguar, car No 3, beside the track with the front bashed in, the driver looking at it. TV. Car No 51, Panhard - crashes later. CU. A steering wheel. SV. Trees and shrubbery flashing past. SV. The wreckage of the Panhard, No 51, showing part of it in a garden and the body of the car perched on a bank outside the garden - driver Louis Hery is fatally injured. TV. At a corner with car No 18 causing an obstruction. LV. Crowds racing past the stands. TV. Cars No's 4 and 8 flash past. GV. Cars driving through countryside. GV. Car No 35 making a head to tail spin in corner. TV. The cars racing past at night with the headlights on, & SV. SV. Spectators in mackintoshes watching the race at night. CU. Oil being poured into a car engine. GV. Car No 31 taking a corner at dawn. SV. Car No 21 wrecked beside the road. CU. The tangled wreckage of the car showing petrol tank exposed. SV. Woman noting time on a sheet. TV. Car No 4 leaves the pits and races away (the winner). TV. Car No 4 passing and taking a corner. TV. Cars passing the stands with spectators in the foreground (2 shots). TV. Car No 4 racing past stand under the Dunlop arch, overtaking one on his way. GV. The finishing line, car No 4, Jaguar, streaks over. SV. The winners Sanderson & Ron Flockhart with their bunch of flowers.

    (F.G.) (Orig "J")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:08:00 / 01:09:39:00

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