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  • Short Summary

    1948 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, Switzerland, Opening ceremony and ice hockey action

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    Wider angle of Olympic flags flying with mountains in background. Close ups of Bibi Torriani as he takes the Olympic oath during the opening ceremony, though without audio. Countries' name bearers lined up during ceremony, and close up fo Candian female athlete smiling to camera. Various teams march past camera, some carrying their skis, and close up Olympic flame burning. Long, tight close ups of Olympic flame burning. Various teams march past the camera, and nice shot of team of female athletes smiling to the camera as they pass. Dignitaries applauding, and more shots of various teams marching past, and smiling at, the camera. Long shot of Great Britain team marching past, saluting. More teams march past, including Austria, Belgium, Italy, and France. Dignitaries applauding, and more teams, including Canada and Great Britain, march past.
    Wide angle of ice rink, with ice hockey match taking place, set amongst scenic mountains. Various shots of action from ice hockey match, probably USA v Switzerland, including some goals.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:04:42 / 10:08:38

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