• Short Summary

    Drama and high seas at the surf show in Sydney, Australia.

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    Item title reads - Surf show sensation!

    Sydney, Australia.

    Various shots of the members of different life saving clubs parading on the beach at the Maroubra life saving club. Various shots as they march along holding their banners. M/S crowd applauding. M/S as the life saving boats put out to sea amidst heavy waves. Various shots as the boats battle their way through the heavy surf. Various shots as they ride the waves, some boats are swamped. M/S crowds watching. M/S pan with one of the boats as it comes back to shore riding the waves very fast. It comes up alongside another boat, the "Queenscliffe", which is caught by a heavy wave, it turns over throwing the men into the sea.

    M/S of a man hanging onto the boat as it turns over in the water, two men try and climb back onto the boat but it rolls over and tips them off. M/S Alan Barlow sitting in the swamped boat, he has injured his leg badly and can't swim. He waves then puts his head in his hands. M/S of the other life savers going to his rescue. They carry him out of the water, they are almost knocked over by a wave but manage to keep hold of Alan. M/S of the life savers carrying Alan off the beach on a stretcher. M/S of another boat coming in riding a wave, it swings round and completely disappears in the water.

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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:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:15:04:00

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