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    1940s athletics meeting, USA

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    Athletics meeting, USA. No paperwork. Events, dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Sprint race in a stadium in the United States. A runner in spectacles wears a Wisconsin shirt. High jump performed by two athletes (one shirt reads Rice, the other wears white). Camera flash goes off as the athletes lands. Another running race begins. Some good shots following the sprint round the track and crossing the finish line. Multiple athletes take part in pole vaulting competition. CU of the competitors standing side by side. Starting gun fired beginning another race, easily won.

    Women's Swimming race in progress. Crowd watch. CU swimmer climbing out of the pool. WS of pool, diver in distance. MS Female diver in slight slow motion dives into pool, making small splash. Spectators applaud. Another slow motion dive - nice shot. CU woman clapping. CU women on poolside. Men's swimming race in action. Applauding crowd (one man wears a newspaper or programme on his head as a hat). Men's diving competition. Slow motion. Angle of another diver shot from behind and looking down into the pool. Third diver at normal camera speed. Two additional dives - one shot from above.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:28 / 10:10:51

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