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Beating the Handicap


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
7 Aug 1969
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Euro-Games Prospects
  2. 2Beating the Handicap
  3. 3The Queen in Hull
  4. 4Exposure in Paris
  5. 5News in Colour: Jersey Battle of Flowers


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 5
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Beating the Handicap. DESCRIPTION: Athletes in wheelchairs meet the Queen when Her Majesty comes to open the Stoke Mandeville Sports Stadium, specially built at this famous hospital for the paralysed. SHOTLIST: MS handicapped man in wheelchair fires arrows at archery target. MS another handicapped archer. MS two handicapped archers fire arrows. LAS sign Stoke Mandeville Sports Stadium. MS Queen gets out of car. MCU Queen walks past. MS handicapped sportsmen from Korea. 3 shots Queen unveils plaque. MCU Queen. MS handicapped men playing snooker. MLS Queen speaks with Abebe Bikila, ex-marathon runner from Ethiopia, paralysed in a car accident. MS ditto. MS disabled swimmers compete in pool. MLS Queen at the end of the pool. MS competitors in pool. MS men playing basket ball in wheelchairs. TS ditto. MS disabled men playing table tennis, pan to MLS Queen looking on. 2 shots man throws javelin from wheelchair. GV sports centre.
Royalty; Sport; Buildings and structures; Ceremonies
United Kingdom; Stoke Mandeville
Card file number
John Mould
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
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