• Short Summary

    Great crowds gather to watch Henley Regatta.

  • Description

    Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

    GV. Henley and the river - crowds, tents along banks, people in punts suffering under the heat wave. SV. Two people in a row boat. CU. Pan, man stretched out asleep in punt. GV. Massed crowds in their shirt sleeves and women in their summer frocks in the heat watching events on the river. SV. Men and women watching events. CU. Two fashionable girls wearing sun hats.

    LV. Start of the "Silver Goblets" race - Leander Club versus Donau Club from Austria. Leander club far side of river. Pan with the two boats and they race away from the start to back view. SV. Women sitting in stands all with sunshades. GV. Boats approach the finish. CU. Old man looking through binoculars. SV. Finish of race, Leander on the left winning by a third of a length. CU. Pan, David Leadley and Davidge, the winners.

    LV. Various trophies in glass cases. CU. Rowing cups. SV. Fashionable women watching from stands. LV. Start of Diamond Challenge Sculls. S. A. Mackenzie of the Sydney Rowing Club of Australia on far side competing with Ivanov of USSR. Pan with the two men rowing as they race up the river. SV. People watching. LV. Diamond Sculls racing neck and neck to the finish - Mackenzie on left of the screen. He passes post and wins the Diamond Sculls race by four feet. SV. Mackenzie sitting in boat sluicing himself with river water.

    LV. Start of Grand Challenge Cup - Cornell University (USA) against Yale University (USA). Cornell University crew preparing at the start. CU. People watching. LV. The start of the race - Cornell University are nearest to camera and they race away up the river. Angle shot of two men and a girl watching. GV. Eights race down the river with Cornell University slightly in the lead on the right hand side of the river. Cornell University pass the post. SCU. Man with cap and a woman watching regatta eating ice lollies.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:45:00 / 01:18:56:00

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