• Short Summary

    Women fencers demonstrate their technique.

  • Description

    France. Introductory intertitle reads: "Many a man has winced at the sharpness of Eve's tongue - now he'll have to be more fearful than ever of a still sharper instrument - her foil - "

    Interior of fencing school. Fencing teacher speaks in French. A large group of girls practice their fencing technique. Most wear black skirts and white fencing jackets. M/S of the audience who are watching the display - several of them are dressed in military uniform - elder general type soldiers.

    C/U of one of the young women fencers. She smiles broadly then puts on her fencing mask. M/S of two girls fencing. C/U of one of the girls' feet then her upper body. M/S of man watching in the audience.

    "These are the European champions having a slight argument en route for the championship. Won by an Austrian Lady." M/S of a championship bout. One of the ladies wears a black skirt, the other a white skirt.

    C/U of the winner holding the trophy - looks like it might be a metal statuette of Joan of Arc.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:27:00 / 01:01:43:00
    PSP 734

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