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    1960 Rome Olympic Games, The lighting of the eternal flame

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    Close up of Rome's eternal flame being lifted. Dignitaries watch on, as the flame is carried along corridor, and into Rome's Palazzo Senatorio, where a large crowd is gathered. Close up of eternal flame burning, with Palazzo Senatorio in background. Pigeons released into the air, as Italy's Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani looks on. Various shots of palazzo, and the flame being lowered onto a pedestal as a choir sing. Dignitaries stand behind the flame, as the choir sing. Various shots of the palazzo, and pan across soldiers and crowd. Runner Giancarlo Peris enters the Palazzo, holding the Olympic torch aloft. Various shots of flags flying in the palazzo. Various people, probably Italian athletes, standing in line, as Peris runs down steps, and hands the Olympic torch on to another man, waiting in a car. Various shots of man holding Olympic torch aloft as his open top car makes its way slowly through crowds of people. Nice shots of men running along after the car, and of the car driving past the Colosseum. The car pull arrives at its destination, and the torch bearer jogs to another flame holder, holds the torch aloft, and lights the flame.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:12 / 10:10:35

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