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Oxford’s Giant Oarsmen


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Issue No.
Date Released
4 Mar 1926
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Demon Super-Speeder
  2. 2Fixing Fido’s Face
  3. 3Spring is Here - Perhaps!
  4. 4Spring is Fickle
  5. 5Oxford’s Giant Oarsmen


Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
[1ST SUBTITLE]: "Crew averaging 12 stone 7 lbs. well-nigh pull the boat out of the water." Crew rowing. [2ND SUBTITLE]: "Stroke ‘listens in’ to Dr Bourne, the coach". Close-up of stroke (in the boat); the coach seated in the same launch as the cameraman, giving instruction to the crew seen in their boat. Close shot of crew at rowing practice. [3RD SUBTITLE]: "A demonstration". The coach instructing the crew on how to pull the oar. Close shot of crew sitting listening to him. [4TH SUBTITLE]: "Off again!". Closer shot of the men at practice and with back view of Dr Bourne in the bows. Very close shot of crew rowing. [5TH SUBTITLE]: "The end of the ‘gruelling’". The crew sitting in the boat resting.
Sport; Students; Education and training; Ships and boats
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