Disaster Follows Success 1933

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    Full title reads: Poole. Disaster Follows Success. Mr H Scott-Paine's Motorboat 'Miss Britain III' bursts into flames after breaking two records."

    Poole, Dorset.

    Shots of the motorboat 'Miss Britain III' speeding across the waters of Poole Harbour. On the voiceover we hear two the competitors talking about their enjoyment of the race.

    Shots of the speedboat with flames and smoke coming out of its engine.

    Closer shots show sailors using fire extinguishers to try to fight the fire - lots of thick black smoke. The fire doesn't seem to be going out very quickly.

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    British Pathé
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    01:39:51:00 / 01:41:14:00
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    Poole ships Dorset
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  • "Mr H Scott-Paine" is Hubert Scott-Paine.

    "On the voiceover we hear two the competitors talking about their enjoyment of the race." - the American man talking calls the English man "Scottie". I think we can assume that that's Hubert Scott-Paine.

    Here's an original newspaper story of the era reporting the fire....


    jamied 9th Sep 2012

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