• Short Summary

    Prince Philip appeals for preservation of amateur spirit in sport at Olympic Committee dinner.

  • Description

    Grosvenor House, London.

    GV. Duke of Edinburgh at the top of table rises to start his speech - lead in for voice. SV. People sitting at tables. SV. Duke speaking (natural sound): "...that, the Government should take a hand in this, this is monstrous that something so important should be left in the hands of volunteers and should think they probably add incompetent to that... (laughter) which I can assure you is unkind and, I think, probably unjust. But I think its quite wrong this attitude, the team we want to send should be composed of amateurs and not of temporary civil servants... (laughter)". SV. Duke speaks: "Let us send the best party we can, and I sincerely hope that the number will not be limited by any lack of money, and incidentally lets show the rest of the world that a free people can do to help themselves, and let us hope also that our team will win a lot of medals but winning or losing, it is much more important that they should come home having added lustre to the reputation of British sportsmanship."

    (Lavender.) (Orig "G")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:41:00 / 01:25:16:00

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