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1926 Newsreel footage: Harold Van Buskirk and Maj. G. V. Dyer

Raw, unedited silent newsreel footage of the Thompson Trophy competition between US and UK fencers in 1926. Lt. Harold Van Buskirk fencing Maj. G. V. Dyer of British team. Closeup of Van Buskirk demonstrating sabre guards. Dyer congratulates Americans. Close up of Henry Breckinridge in a suit congratulating the British captain with the 4 US competitors standing in rear: Harold Van Buskirk, George Calnan, Leo Nunes and Arthur St. Clair Lyon.

 

 

Fencing history video from YouTube, courtesy of John Trojanowski