BRITISH EMPIRE AND AMERICAN SERVICES SPORTS - STAMFORD BRIDGE

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An athletics meeting for servicemen and women from Britain, the Imperial forces and the US Army at Stamford Bridge football ground, Fulham, London, 7th September 1918.

The film starts with a posed group of the RAF team. Three heats of the 100 yards sprint are shown, followed by the one mile race which is won by Corporal J Mason from New Zealand. (Mason is not shown clearly on the film.) Two competitors take part in the long jump. The women's auxiliary forces 440 yards relay is won by the RAF team, which is shown in a posed group. The 120 yards hurdles is won by Lieutenant Fraser RAF, who is shown posed afterwards. The one mile relay is won by the RAF team, as is the tug-of-war. At the end of the games Lord Beaverbrook presents prizes to the winners.

Catalogue entry from Imperial War Museum: http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/index/45596

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Year 1918

Reference number F246479

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Newsreel

Production company Ministry of Information

Credits Camera: Ministry Of Information

Related Link IWM Catalogue Entry

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