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  • Short Summary

    Footage from British Pathe's Olympic Games rolls

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    No paperwork. Events, locations and dates unclear or unknown. Appears to be an inspection of new facilities, perhaps Olympic Games site.

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, gets out of his car and shakes the hand of an official wearing chains - presumably the mayor. Duke has his arm in a sling.

    WS of the building with tennis court.

    Duke enters the building. Interior of building - a sports hall with inside tennis court. Hundreds of spectators and people sat on the court cross-legged. Some in martial arts gear. Duke steps up to a microphone to speak. Shot of swimming pool, some swimmers throwing a ball to each other. A diver jumps from a platform into the pool. Duke watches, walks along poolside. Underwater shot of the pool, legs in the water. Pan down to two in diving / scuba gear lying on the bottom of the pool. The Duke watches them underwater through viewing port. Duke walks onto balcony of gymnasium, gymnasts performing below. Sees a dance class.

    Duke exits building. Exterior of tall tower block. WS netball court. Empty stadium with pole-vaulting demonstration. Duke watches running and cycling. More exterior shots of the building. Woman puts on a jumper sat on a bench after sport. Athlete meets school children and signs autographs. Same athlete puts on shoes filmed by cameramen.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:03:24

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