MEADOWBROOK STEEPLECHASE & LEGIONNAIRE CONVENTION Mrs. T.H. Somerville's Big Bay Gelding "Troublemaker" wins the famous Meadowbrook Steeplechase. Elsewhere 120,000 Legionnaires from around the world hold their annual convention in Chicago, Illinois.
ITALY'S KING WATCHES CAVALRY DEMONSTRATION Vittorio Emanuele III the King of Italy watches the cavalry riders from the famous Tor di Quinto school demonstrate their skills in a series of impossible jumps and drills.
NORTHWEST SKI JUMP COMPETITION Champion skiers arrive for the third annual northwest ski jump in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. British Columbia’s Nordal Kaldahl carries off all honors with a perfect jump of 185 feet. However others are not quite so fortunate and come in for some hard landings.
LAKE PLACID COLLEGIATE SKI JUMP EVENT Collegiate ski jumpers soar through the air in Lake Placid, New York during an annual winter ski jump event. E.J. Blood of New Hampshire University keeps his head and his feet intact with a perfect jump of 107 feet winning the event.
SPECTACULAR AIR SHOW AT ROOSEVELT FIELD A crowd enjoys the antics of daring pilots and skydivers during the national air pageant at Roosevelt Field in Long Island, N.Y. Pilot POV of the audience below and passenger POV as parachuters leap out of a plane.
MEADOW BROOK STEEPLECHASE - 1932 The 1932 New York Meadow Brook Steeplechase features steep jumps across rugged terrain as horse and rider try, and sometimes fail, to stay in the lead. T.W. Durant's Fugitive takes home the trophy.
SMARANDA BRAESCUS SETS PARACHUTE RECORD - 1932 Smaranda Braescu of Italy sets a new world record for altitude parachute jumping by making the leap at 24,000 feet. Another woman aviator makes history. Great pilot POV of Smaranda as she leaps from the plane.
SKI JUMP & FOUR-MAN BOBSLED - 1932 WINTER OLYMPICS Athletes from around the Winter Olympics gather at Lake Placid, N.Y. Great POVs of athletes rocketing down the ski jump. Norway’s Birger Ruud leaps 216 and 226 feet in successive heats to win the event while the bobsled driving of Billy Fiske and Harry Homburger garners the four-men team first place.
SKI JUMP RECORD BY UNIVERSITY STUDENT At Bear Mountain, NY, completing a sensational jump of 150 feet, Edward Blood of Univsersity of New Hampshire establishes a new ski record in Interstate tournament. High-lighted by thrills, chills, and spills, the meet draws a crowd of 12,000 enthusiasts.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
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