Festival of Britain 1951 - Tightrope Walker
Frenchman M Elleano crosses the Thames by tightrope, finishing at the South Bank site of the Festival Exhibition. Although he cannot swim, he has already crossed the Rhine by this method, and hopes to do the same at Niagra. In the background is Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
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Entertainment - Harry Secombe - London
Comedian and singer Harry Secombe at the British Forces Broadcasting Services offices in London. He is heading to the Mediterranean this week to entertain the troops during a nine-day tour for Combined Services Entertainment. The tour will include Malta, Benghazi and Cyprus.
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