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    Footage from British Pathe's Olympic Games rolls

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    Mexico City Ready for the Olympics

    Misc. Footage - Olympic Torch Ceremony Footage. Beginning section may be from Rome Olympics 1960 or from Mexico Olympics 1968. No paperwork.

    Torchbearer runs down steps with Olympic Flame at ceremony. Beacon is lit from the torch. Shot of three flags - one is the Olympic rings flag. At harbour, runner takes torch across a bridge and onto a boat. He lights a beacon at the bow of the boat, which sets off from the dock out to sea.

    Mexico City, Mexico, 1968.

    Shot of busy street with cars outside KLM, Banco de Paris, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia buildings. Man shines shoes. Pedestrians stroll down the street, some on their way to work. CU of flags flying. Street scenes. People walk on grass in between giant metallic balls. Street scenes outside Banco Mexicano.

    Exterior of Olympic Stadium. Zoom in. Street signs indicated way to various different events. Exterior of more stadiums. One has giant sign saying "Mexico". High angle looking down on city, zooming out.

    Night shots of streets with illuminations for the Olympics. Interesting animated display. Various signs welcome people to Mexico. CU illuminated Olympic rings.

    Day scenes of traffic. Not very busy.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:15:57 / 10:22:57

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