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    A look at the athletes from around the world competing in the Tailteann Games.

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    Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland, Eire.

    Title: "IRELAND'S SPORTING FESTIVAL. Champion Athletes from many Counties are taking part in the Tailteann Games (Exclusive Pictures)".

    Panning shot of a group of men, mainly in blazers, they appear to be posing for a group photograph.

    Intertitle: "Australian Oarsmen at work on the Liffey".

    M/S of a crew in their rowing eight on a river. Various L/Ss of the rowing eight racing past the camera. M/S of the Australian crew posing on the bank with their oars.

    Intertitle: "Scholz (U.S.A.) Olympic 200 metres Champion, McKeachaneay (Canada) and Hester (Canada) in training".

    M/S of three athletes, one has the Canadian maple leaf emblazoned on his chest. C/U of a serious looking man (probably Scholz as he has the stars and stripes flag on his shirt). M/S of the three men sprinting towards the camera.

    Intertitle: "C. Purdie (New Zealand) winner Welter Weight Championship, after one of the most scientific fights ever seen in an Irish Ring".

    M/S of Purdie shadow boxing on a lawn next to a wooden house. C/U of Purdie, he raises his fists in a sign of victory.

    Intertitle: "Miss Shand (New Zealand 100-200-440 yds. Champion) and Miss Hanna (Irish 220 yds Champion)".

    M/S of two women standing on a jetty over a lake wearing rather revealing swim suits. High angled shot of women swimmers diving into a lake. M/S of two women swimming towards the camera.

    Intertitle: "Heard (200 metres Champion, New Zealand) Steadman (200 metres Champion of Australia and Christi - 1 mile Champion New South Wales) complete their training in Dublin".

    M/S of three muscular men in swim suits standing beside a lake, they laugh as they shake each others hands. High angled shot of the men diving into the lake. High angled shot of men swimming.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:04:00 / 01:58:56:00
    G 1111

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