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
Reference number F246479
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM
Production company Ministry of Information
Camera: Ministry Of Information
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