ATHLETES FROM VARIOUS ALLIED COUNTRIES MARCH AT THE OPENING OF THE INTER ALLIED GAMES IN PARIS FRANCE
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The opening march-past of athletes in the Inter-Allied Games held on the outskirts of Paris from 22 June to 6 July 1919.
The French athletes march first. They are followed by the Australians, Belgians, Canadians, British, Greeks, Arabs from Hedjaz, Italians, New Zealanders, Roumanians, Serbians, and the United States.
The New Zealand flag is carried by team coach, Sergeant E.J. Benjamin and the silver fern is distinctive on the athletes’ singlets.
The United States dominated the games, winning 19 of the 22 events; theirs was by far the largest team with some 300 athletes competing. New Zealand did well coming third in the overall rankings in the track and field (US 92 points, France 12 points, NZ 6 points, Australia 5 points). The New Zealand rowing team also did exceptionally well with Darcy Hadfield winning the international single sculls and the fours and eights both gaining third place.
Note the cameramen to the left of the frame.
Reference number F232855
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM