• Short Summary

    Wheelchair invalids from many countries compete in International Paraplegic Games.

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    Stoke Mandeville.

    280 competitors from 18 countries have gathered in Stoke Mandeville for International Paraplegic Games. SCU. Men in wheelchairs moving towards "France" label above them, & SCU. "Germany" label. SCU. Men in wheelchairs: "South Africa", "Turkey", "U.S.A.", "Yugoslavia". SCU. Men in wheelchairs moving towards "Great Britain" sign. Pan to "Austria", "Denmark", "Malaya", "Malta", "Australia". "S.M.G." banner appears. LV. Firing point in archery contest. Bow stretched, nearest archer releases. CU. Another archer, bow stretched - he releases. CU. Target - two arrows in 'Inner'. CU. Another archer, bow stretched with nurse Genevieve De Galard the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu" standing behind him. He releases on cut. CU. Another archer with USA on shoulder. Bow stretched does not release. CU. Genevieve de Galard looking through binoculars. She lowers them. CU. Man inspecting target with nine arrows in it (two in the 'gold') CU. Invalid spectators clapping. CU. Javelin thrower with "USA -"Pan Am Jets" on vest, ready to throw - he throws. LS. Javelin in flight. CU. Crowds applauding. GV. Wheelchairs basketball game - players milling around. SCU. & Pan, ball in flight is caught - catcher promptly shoots for net - it goes in. SCU. Wheelchairs spectators applauding and cheering. CU. Ball bouncing towards and player chasing it. SCU. Player has ball - pan with him. He shoots - it bounces off board and goes loose among players. SCU. Pan with player making shot - it goes in. CU. Wheelchairs spectators clapping. CU. Roger Bannister presents team cup to Stoke Mandeville team. CU. Genevieve de Galard with Mrs Bannister applauding. CU. Roger Bannister presenting another Trophy - best individual score - to Belgium, & SCU.

    (Neg.) (Orig "H")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:09:00 / 01:39:25:00

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