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    1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Various athletics action

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    Cameraman's slate reading 'Wyand Movietone pole ? 800m'. High angle of various male pole vaulters producing successful jumps in the pole vault final.
    High angle of false start in the men's 800 metres final, and start of race. Various shots of the whole race, with USA's Mal Whitfield holding on to win the gold, Jamaica's Arthur Wint winning the silver, and despite falling on the line, Germany's Heinz Ulzheimer taking the bronze.
    Cameraman's slate reading 'Hawkins ? pole vault (slow motion)'. Nice low angle slow motion shots of male pole vaulters taking their jumps.
    Low angle shots, including slow motion, of lead runners in the men's 800 metres final, including Arthur Wint, Mal Whitfield and Heinz Ulzheimer, running around the track and finishing the race. Cameraman's slate reads 'Last few running shots were 800 metres final. Had no time to slate'.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:06:06 / 10:10:40

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Wyand Movietone" - this tells us that this footage was shot by cameraman Paul Wyand.

    The Men's Pole Vault final seen here took place on 22 July 1952.

    "High angle of various male pole vaulters" - the first man seen, (number 1024), is Don Laz of the USA, the eventual Silver Medallist.

    The Men's 800 Metres shown here also took place on 22 July 1952.

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