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    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Lovely colour film footage of the opening ceremony

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    High wide angle of interior of swimming pool, with swimming race starting, and finishing. Low angle of finish of race, with judges getting into position on edge of pool. Start, and finish, of men's swimming 100 metres freestyle heat, and scoreboard registering result of race. Men diving into pool at start of another 100 metres heat, and low angle close up of swimmers finishing race. Scoreboard registering the result.
    Back to the opening ceremony, and close up of team marching past camera. Close up Bermuda team marching past camera, and close up female athletes dressed in red waving as they march past. Close up Cameroon name and flag bearers, and Canada team marching past. Close up Chad name bearer, and flag bearer, and team of two representatives, marching past. Close up athletes dressed in blue jackets marching past waving, and Denmark team marching past in smart red jackets. Close up France team marching past, and Germany, waving as they go. Team marching past in traditional African dress, probably Ghana, and close up Great Britain marching, with long shot of flag bearer Anita Lonsbrough. Various close ups of Great Britain team as they march past.
    Wide angle shots of stadium as various teams match past. Close up of team of male athletes in red jackets marching past, and Monaco team, with one marcher, marching past. Wide shot of spectators, and USA team as they march into the centre of the stadium. Brief close up USSR flag bearer, and USSR female, and male, athletes marching past waving red handkerchiefs to the crowd. Spectators watching the marchers, and close up Japan team marching past.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    10:07:16 / 10:12:17

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