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    The European Ice Skating championship at the Davos Skating club.

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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    The European Ice Skating championship at the Davos Skating club, Switzerland.

    LS the Davos skating club rink, in its beautiful mountain setting.

    CU Daphne Walker, (Britain) blowing her nose before her turn.

    LS & MS Daphne Walker skating. Cut in shots of crowd.

    LS Gretchin Merrill (USA) executing intricate figures.

    LS Barbara Ann Scott (Canada), the winner, doing her skating.

    Good CU of Scott doing a pirouette.

    CU she skates towards the camera.

    Possibly connected with 47/12 - MD

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    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:28:00 / 01:44:23:00
    UNSO Reel 004 B

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  1. pianomann says

    At appr 00:28 to 00:31 you can see Austria´s Eva Pawlik watching the Championships from the stand. As athlets from Germany and Austria were barred from the international Championships in 1947, Pawlik was not allowed to participate though she would have had the chance to win a medal. In 1948, Austrians were finally admitted. Pawlik was the 1948 runner-up at the Europeans despite the fact she was Europe´s best skater. Nevertheless, she was awarded only the silver medal because the European title was awarded to a non-European skater (Barbara Ann Scott from Canada). Pawlik who had also earned the Olympic and World Silver Medals in 1948 finally became the 1949 European Champion, beating the same year´s World Champion Alena Vrzá?ová from Czechoslovakia.

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