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  • Short Summary

    Club swinging and flag swinging keep George Simpson fit and healthy.

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    "Since the world's beginning, we've all searched for that "youngish feeling". "Club swinging" keeps this 67 year-older young!" Elderly man stands in front of a curtain in the Pathe studio demonstrating his club swinging technique. "Hard as nails and fit as the proverbial fiddle through club and flag swinging" (says Geo. Simpson, late Col Sgt, Middlesex Regt.)"

    Closer view of George as he swings a Union Jack and a Stars and Stripes around his head - very patriotic! L/S of George flag swinging. "Slow-motion shows how complete these exercises are for the arms and shoulders"

    Slow motion footage shows flags off to best effect. "Incidentally, the flags are not fastened to rods as they first appear, but just weighted with shot and roped - the speed keeps them taut." Another slow motion sequence.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 653.

    Note: Nice little film - could be used to celebrate friendly UK and American relations!

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:24:00 / 01:30:23:00
    EP 275

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