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British Empire and Commonwealth Games ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524662
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Nicholas Balla
Directors:  Jack Olsen
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Canadian History, Civics, Documentary, Health and Medicine, History, Media and Communications, Sports
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1954
Running Time:  11


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Highlights of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In Vancouver, top-ranking athletes from the far corners of the British Commonwealth competed for new records. The film records outstanding feats in racing, jumping, pole-vaulting, swimming and other sports events. The climax is the twenty-five-mile marathon run by courageous, exhausted Jimmy Peters, and finally the 'miracle mile' duel between John Landy and Roger Bannister.

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