• Short Summary

    British Empire Games are held at White City Stadium, London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRITISH EMPIRE GAMES - Great Athletic Meeting at White City. Many record performances."

    White City Stadium, London.

    Various shots of the team members of different countries marching along the track at the opening of the British Empire Games in London. Pan across the field with lined up competitors from different countries. Men releasing pigeons - pigeons flying over the stadium in great numbers. More shots of the march past.

    Final of the 100 yards race - women. Start, pan with the runners until the end of race. Winner is Miss Hiscock from England.

    Half a mile men's final race. Start of the race. Several shots of the competitors running. Finish of the race, competitors running towards the camera. The winner is representative of British Guiana. Short sequence showing the athletes competing in other disciplines.

    120 yards hurdles is won by Finlay from England. During the race, Volgeon, South African, falls, dislocates his shoulder and throws another contestant, Gabriel out of the race. Finlay breaks the tapes while Volgeon is carried out on a stretcher.

    Men's 1500 yards free style race at the new Empire Swimming Pool at Wembley. Men dive and start swimming. Several shots of the contestants swimming and the audience watching. The winner is Ryan from Australia. Ryan being congratulated out of the pool.

    Start of the 100 yards ladies swimming race. Several shots of the women swimming and audience watching. Winner is Miss Harding from England. Close up shot of Miss Harding out of pool. Various shots of the high diving competition. Close up shot of the winner, Mather.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:12:00 / 01:37:42:00

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