Young ace Stirling Moss becomes the first Briton to win Mille Miglia (thousand miles) race.
CU. Alfred Neaubauer, German team manager. SV. Juan Fangio, No 658 in his Mercedes moving up to the starting point. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Stirling Moss in his Mercedes No 722 on starting ramp. He moves off. CU. Karl Kling sitting in his Mercedes No 701. SV. Kling in his Mercedes starting off. BGV. Race in progress, with car racing along road away from camera. SV. Towards and pan, Stirling Moss in his Mercedes driving past camera. SV. Towards, Fangio in his Mercedes No 658 flashing past camera (he came second). CU. Pan, Umberto Maglioli No 705 in his Ferrari driving past camera (he came third). SV. Kling No 701 in his Mercedes flashing past camera. SV. Crowds assembled at the finishing point. GV. Towards, Stirling Moss racing towards finish. Cheering crowds, he crosses line. CU. Stirling Moss being embraced by crowds. He is patted on the face. CU. Stirling Moss showing very dirty face.
Lydd Airport, Kent.
GV. Taxiing in at Lydd airport, & SV. SV. Press photographers. SV. Mother running up to greet her son, they embrace, followed by his father... SCU. Stirling Moss chatting to mother and father. LV. Press photographers in foreground watching Moss's new car being prepared to come down ramp from front of plane (Mercedes sports car). SCU. Stirling Moss with laurel around his neck. Once more being kissed by his mother. CU. Moss smiling with laurel around his neck. SV. Press photographers. SV. Stirling Moss standing by his new car and waving.
(Lav & Neg.) (Orig "H")