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    The Egyptian Hassan El Rehim wins the English channel race.

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    British Success in Channel Swim. Cap Gris Nez, Dover and Folkestone.

    GV Crowds assembling on beach at Cap Griz Nez. SV Hassan Abdel Rehim (Egypt) - No. 8 - being greased. CU Wand Boutagy (Israel) - No. 26 pan down to legs being greased. CU Bertil Warle - No. 22. (Sweden) being greased. LV Eileen Fenton (Britain) - No. 17 - being greased. SV. Crowds applauding on beach. SV Towards and pan swimmers, covered in grease, walking down to water's edge. Front view swimmers walking towards. SV Crowd standing in water watching. SV Pan to LV all swimmers lined up at water's edge. Shot of very light pistol indicating start of race. SV Roger LeMorvan (France) No. 18. wading into water. SV Margaret Feather - No. 7. entering water. SV Rowboat moving away from water's edge. SV Pan Edward Barnie (Britain) No. 14. swimming out.

    GV Dawn shot looking across Channel. SV Roger LeMorvan swimming strongly in the lead. LV Rowboat with Jenny Kammersgaard (Denmark). CU Jenny swimming. LV The Egyptian El Rehim swimming. LV Eileen Fenton swimming. LV The Egyptian swimming alongside boat pan to the Frenchman swimming. SV LeMorvan swimming. LV The Egyptian reaching beach. LV Rehim wading out of sea. CU Pan Rehim wading out. LV Rehim trainer on beach. SCU Rehim smiling and waving. LV Dover Harbour pan to crowds. CU Sam Rockett smiling with face covered in grease. LV Harbour with crowds in foreground watching Eileen Fenton being carried in from boat. SV Eileen Fenton being carried off boat by officials

    SV Officials carrying Eileen. SV Rehim the winner walking towards, followed by crowds. GV Crowds surrounding Rehim. SV Rehim speaking. `I'm very happy to win etc., In Arabic. SV Interior Eileen Fenton standing in front of mike with her trainer Mr. Betts. CU Eileen Fenton speaking: `I'm very pleased to have won this race naturally I set out to do an ordinary job and I managed to do it quite successfully, with the help of my trainer, Mr. Betts. SCU. Eileen and her trainer Mr. Betts. Betts asking her questions: Betts: `How do you feel now, Eileen, Eileen: "Oh I feel fine thanks. I've bruised my shoulder a little bit but otherwise I'm perfectly clear." Betts: "Well, all I can say is, she's done a real good job, a real good job. She's done more than I expected of her, and I'm very proud of her."

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:43:00 / 01:09:53:00

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