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Water Polo Match (c.1901)
A team demonstrate their skills in the increasingly popular sport of water polo.
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Water polo had developed as a game in the late 1800s, becoming increasingly formalised - to the extent that it was among the first team sports to be added to the Olympics in 1900. This film appears to show just one (unidentified) team demonstrating the sport for the camera rather than an actual game, but that doesn't blunt the players' competitive edge as they duck each other to win the ball.
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