• Short Summary

    1948 Winter Olympic Games in St Moritz, Switzerland, Snow Olympics Open

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Snow Olympics open'. Close up of Olympic flame burning in the mountains of St Moritz, various flags flying, wide shot of Winter Olympics opening ceremony. USA flag bearer and team walking, close up of USA team walking past. Close up of British team walking, with athletes at the front mostly dressed in officer's army uniforms. The rest of the team walk past in woolly jumpers. Close up photographer following events. Very nice close up of figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, who smiles to the camera as she leads out the Canadian team. Dignitaries in the crowd applaud. Close up of France's team walking, including nice close up of smiling women athletes. Two shots of Italy's team, who march past in boiler suits. Switzerland's flag bearer and team march past smiling, as the spectators smile and applaud. Wide shot of the Olympic ice hockey rink, set dramatically in the mountains. USA's team line up and wave their sticks, as do the Switzerland team before their exhibition match. Various shots of match action, with the players playing without helmets. Brief shot of spectators watching. More match action, though no clear goals. Close up of animated fan in sunglasses encouraging the players. Pathe News 'The End' logo and music.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:11:46 / 10:13:39

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