The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 26 July 1948
DURATION | 1 minutes 35 seconds
This short news item takes us around some of the artworks about sport in an exhibition opened by the Duchess of Gloucester at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It features sculpture, paintings, posters and architectural models all competing for prizes in the 14th Olympiad. Also on display is a book from the last Olympic Games that contains Adolf Hitler's signature.
As a young woman, the Duchess of Gloucester was an intrepid traveller. She once entered a forbidden area of Afghanistan by disguising herself as a boy.
Royal Park to provide accommodation for Olympic competitors.
The art world celebrates the Olympics.
'May the weather be fine, the events well contested and may records be broken.'
TV announces a new era of comfort for crews and better pictures for viewers
Robert Jackson Robinson meets the Royal Family.
The indomitable cycling champion recalls the 1948 Olympics.
Stuart MacPherson recalls the 'Austerity Games' of 1948.
Memories of the 1948 London Games.
Remembering the gold-medal winning rower.
Exciting times for the new BBC television service.
What else is on besides the Olympics?
The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.
Capturing the action of the London Olympics Games.
Photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Austerity Games.
How the BBC televised the Games.
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