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    Athletics from the Final Day of the Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales.

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    Full title reads: "Cardiff. Empire Games Final Day:.

    Cardiff Arms Park, Wales.

    SV Line up for start of the marathon, backs of runners as they go round track. TV Marathon runners racing down track for exit. SV No 2 from British Guiana leading as the runners leave the stadium. GV Start of the 220 yds. CU Person looking through binoculars. TV Robinson and Keith Gardener neck and neck. MV They break the tape, Robinson being the winner. SV Crowds applauding. CU Winner of 220 yds. Robinson. GV Start of 120 yds hurdles, Gardner from Jamaica breaks the tape with Swart from South Africa second. CU Winner, Gardner walking toward camera. SV Dave Power who has been running in the marathon, entering stadium after run of 26 miles 385 yds. SV Crowd standing and applauding. SV Power running down straight for the finish he breaks the tape and throws up his arms exhausted. SV Crowds applauding. CU Power after race, showing agony on his face. GV Start of 80 metres, women's final, Norma Thrower breaks tape with Carol Quinton second. CU Thrower, Australian badge on vest. LV Line up for 1 mile final, gun starts race. SV Crowds watching. SV Herb Elliot from Australia in lead followed by Gordon Pirie. SV girls wrapped in blankets. GV Pole-vault in progress. SV Pan, George Elliot, England running with pole. SV He vaults and clears with a jump of 13 ft. 8 inches. SV Crowds. SV Elliot of Australia winning the Mile. SV Crowds. CU Elliot, winner of the mile.

    Angle shot, Javelin aircraft flying in formation for closing ceremony. GV Arena filled with athletes. GV Banners dip in salute. SV Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh standing on rostrum in arena announcing that Prince Charles is to be Prince of Wales. CU Banners, including British.

    GV Cheam School. SV Princes Charles climbing out of car with Queen Elizabeth II. LV Group of Cheam schoolboys. SV Prince Charles, Queen and Philip with Head Master posing. CU Prince Charles. Other items exist for this event - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:48:00 / 01:51:59:00

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