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Centred on Wimbledon
Centred on Wimbledon

Centred on Wimbledon 1947

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Centred on Wimbledon 1947

25 mins United Kingdom

Wimbledon 1947: the glorious summer sun shines on the vast crowds watching the world’s best tennis players battling for the greatest glory in their sport. WWII would already seem a long way away, were it not for the bomb-damaged Centre Court stand and the one-armed Austrian player Hans Redl, a victim of the Battle of Stalingrad. Players from many countries - and of many wonderful playing styles - grace the courts, but it's the Americans who dominate, taking all but one of the winners’ medals.

Genres

Sport

Collection

Tennis on Film

Released

1947

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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