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    1952 Helsinki Olympic games, men's high platform diving, slow motion, swimming, women's 100 metres backstroke final, Joan Harrison, Geertje Wielema, Jean Stewart

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    Close up of men cutting and sawing blocks of ice, and building the bobsleigh run with them. Close up official-looking men walking in lederhosen, then motorised platform travelling up steep slope on tracks. Close up platform arriving at top of hill where sleds are waiting, and men disembark. Nice shot of Great Britain's bobsleigh team of Freddie McEvoy, James Cardno, Guy Dugdale, and Charles Green posing for the camera, with 'England' written on their jerseys. Nice shot of team getting into their sleigh and posing for camera. Shot of them on their bobsleigh run, then close up spectators, and bobsleigh run. Close up another bobsleigh team, possibly one of Switzerland's two teams, climbing into their sleigh and posing for camera. Team on their bobsleigh run, then close up of spectators watching as snow falls. Bobsleigh run, then close up of finger tracing the route of the bobsleigh on a map, which becomes a graphic. Close up Germany's bobsleigh team starting their run, and several shots of them on the course.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:00:00 / 10:04:46

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The shots list here describes a bobsleigh event, which clearly doesn't match this diving clip!

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