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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Opening ceremony

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    Brief wide angle of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium as the opening ceremony is taking place, and Paavo Nurmi jogging past with Olympic torch, lighting the Olympic flame, and jogging away. High, wide angle of teams of athletes marching around the stadium, and band leader and band playing as the teams march by. High angles of various teams marching by, and of Paavo Nurmi running into the stadium, watched by athletes who have crowded around to watch his pass. Nurmi lighting the Olympic flame, and jogging away. Close up young boys saluting in the crowd, and young soldiers also saluting. Mid shot something being released into the air from the high tower of the stadium. Flags lined up in centre of stadium, and close up tower of stadium as another Olympic flame burns at the top of it. Close up Olympic flags as flame burns in background. Low angle exterior of stadium, with flame burning at the top of tower.
    Finland flag bearer approaching podium in stadium, and close up Finland's Heikki Savolainen taking the Olympic oath. Wide angles, and close up, of Olympic oath.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:03:41

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