• Short Summary

    Basil Hurle-Hobbs shows off his new invention the 'Bubble Boat'.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Chichester. Boat Speeds On Bubbles".

    Chichester, West Sussex.

    GV Of new invention Bubble Boat at rear of Basil Hurle-Hobbs home at Chalton. CU Basil by the cockpit. CU at cockpit. CU Cockpit of the boat showing the driving wheel being moved. CU Rear of boat showing the rudder moving. CU Of the rear of the drivers seat showing where the fan operates which generates air pressure. GV Of boat being pushed towards the water at Chichester Harbour. SV Reverse angle showing boat being pushed into the water.

    SV Boat going in water. SV People watch from the bank. CU Of the boat on the water with Hurle-Hobbs at the wheel. CU Of the stern of the boat with engine running. Camera pans to show the wash created at the rear of the boat. SV Boat now underway it makes a sharp turn. CU Boat towards camera. SV Boat away from camera.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:33:00 / 01:49:30:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Basil Hurle-Hobbs was a retired Royal Navy test pilot. He described this craft at the time as a "pneumatic hydrocraft", and called it the AMD-X1.

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