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Samuel Hawley is a writer of narrative nonfiction and fiction. His books are highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history, 19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

PERCY WILLIAMS: 1928 CANADIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS NEWSREEL



Here is a preview-quality British Pathe newsreel of the 1928 Canadian Olympic trials, held in Hamilton in June of that year. It's 3 minutes and 21 seconds long, and silent. It begins with footage of the opening ceremony, the march-past of officials and athletes and the taking of the oath. There is a snippet of footage of Phil Edwards beginning at 2:02. The final of the 100 metres, Percy third from right, begins at 2:24. This is followed by footage of Percy speaking to reporters moments after winning, then heaving a big sigh.

Click here to watch the newsreel.


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