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Rough Water Swimming Race

Series

Series Name
Pathe Gazette

Issue

Issue No.
41/73
Date Released
11 Sep 1941
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Lord Louis Mountbatten Takes Command of "Illustrious"
  2. 2Strong Words by President Roosevelt
  3. 3German Propaganda Films
  4. *Rough Water Swimming Race
  5. *Mrs Roosevelt at Girl Guides Camp
  6. *Trailer Pump Competition
  7. *Gracie Fields Back in USA
  8. *Soap Box Derby

* Story has local or special distribution

Story

Summary
A hundred swimmers take to the water for the rough water event at Lygala, California. The crossing proves to be very rough indeed but the winner Bill Smith Jnr does it in 20 minutes 12 seconds.
Local distribution only
Dublin release only
Keywords
Sport; Swimming; Water sports
Locations
California; Lygala
Length of story (in feet)
84
Story extras:
Film clip

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Phone
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Address
The Media Centre
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Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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