Fate Stepped In 1967

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    Item title reads - Fate stepped in.

    Donald Campbell dies in record bid. Lake Coniston, Cumbria.

    We hear Donald Campbell's muffled last words from the car. L/S Lake Coniston. L/S's covers being pulled from over the car Bluebird. C/U as Bluebird is put into the water. C/U Campbell in the cockpit. C/U of the engine, pan up to the tail with Union Jack on it. C/U as the engines start and Bluebird moves away. L/S Campbell's E-type Jag. M/S pan with Bluebird making its first run across lake from right to left.

    M/S people listening at the radio van. L/S people watching on shore. L/S as Bluebird comes towards camera from left to right on the fateful run and we hear Campbell's voice from the cockpit. The car's nose lifts, goes into a back somersault and crashes into the water. M/S police car pulling away. L/S rescue launch at the crash scene collecting wreckage. L/S wreckage floating in water. L/S police and ambulance. C/U's ambulance. M/S boats at the crash scene. M/S and L/S Leo Villa in one of the boats. M/S police frogmen. M/S pan as Leo Villa walks up the beach and through the crowds. M/S and C/U wreckage from Bluebird with registration No. K7. on it. M/S and L/S of pieces of wreckage by jetty. M/S another piece of wreckage. M/S seat from Bluebird. L/S of the lake with rescue boats still out.

    His last words were:
    "Pitching a bit down here...Probably from my own wash...Straightening up now on track...Rather close to Peel Island...Tramping like mad...er... Full power...Tramping like hell here... I can't see much... and the water's very bad indeed...I can't get over the top... I'm getting a lot of bloody row in here... I can't see anything... I've got the bows up...I've Gone.... oh!"

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    Cataloguer:
    Emma
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    55776
    Sort Number:
    67/003
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:05:00 / 01:54:15:00
    Canister:
    67/3
    Film ID:
    1834.31
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1967
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    K7 Donald Campbell Major News Event Temporary Workspaces: 16.11.2010 17:06 Temporary Workspaces: 24.4.2011 02:56 chaddy Donald Campbell Coniston
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