Donald Campbell Tests Bluebird 1958

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    Lake Coniston, Cumbria

    Various shots of Donald Campbell and mechanics on launch. LS. Crowd on jetty. GV. Lake Coniston, couple walking along banks. GV's. Lake Coniston. LS. Bluebird alongside jetty, crowd on jetty. LS. CU. Bluebird moving slowly across lake. LS. Bluebird moving at speed across lake. LS. Bluebird being towed toward jetty. LS. Bluebird alongside jetty. (Lav.)

    Cataloguers note: After this period of testing Donald Campbell eventually claimed the land speed record on July 17, 1964 at Lake Eyre, Australia. His Bluebird-Proteus CN7 reached an average speed of 403.135 mph using a gas turbine engine. He lost his life attempting to break the 300 mph barrier on Coniston Water in his jet boat Bluebird.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1958
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    Mute
    Media URN:
    84154
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2916.04
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:07:00 / 01:21:07:00
    Canister:
    UN 3147 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 3147 D
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