The Third Wartime Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race 26th February 1944. Re contested 28th February 2004 Fin
Apparently the annual Varsity Boat Races were 'suspended' during both world wars as it was considered too dangerous to run them on their usual course along the River Thames. In 1944 the Great Ouse hosted the race on a one and a half mile course between Ely and Littleport and you can see it here as filmed for Pathe News.
1944 Boat Race with Oxford leading and going on to win