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    Material related to newsreel story "Continuation of Miss Great Britain - Finals 100 Metres Women's Freestyle" - 60/72.

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Continuation of Miss Great Britain - Finals 100 Metres Women's Freestyle" - 60/72.

    This is a mute duplicate of the newsreel story. The original item is currently missing - probably in the Olympic reels.

    Rome, Italy.

    GV. Girls lined up for the start of the 100 metres Free Style Olympic swimming finals. Australian Dawn Fraser in lane four, Christine Von Saltza of USA in lane five and Stewart of Canada in lane eight. Britain's Natalie Steward is in line three. The girls dive, they hit the water and race is on. Fraser, Von Saltza and Steward are very slightly ahead of the other girls. SV. Crowd. SV. Swimmers nearing the end of the first length, Von Saltza touches first, followed by Fraser. Steward has dropped back, Fraser makes up ground on the turn and has a slight lead over Von Saltza. GV. Crowd. GV. Girls swimming towards the finish. Von Saltza is behind Fraser, Natalie Steward finishes third. SV. Girls in water after the race. CU. Results board showing Dawn Fraser of Australia first, Von Saltza second and Steward of Great Britain third, (although the Scoreboard shows that Stewart of Canada has finished third). SV. Dawn Fraser on the winners' rostrum, an official walks forward and shakes hands with her and puts medal round her neck. GV. Crowd. SV. Rostrum with Fraser, Von Saltza and Natalie Steward congratulating each other.

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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:14:00 / 01:35:16:00
    60/72 H (Selected Originals)

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