• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell smashes his own world water speed record on Lake Coniston.

  • Description

    Lake Coniston.

    GV. of the famous Bluebird just standing half in and half out of a shed and over the top is written "World Water Speed Record". SCU. Donald Campbell and Leo Villa talking, Bluebird behind them, SCU. The rear end of the boat showing the jet funnel. SCU. Billy Butlin with Donald Campbell, Campbell is adjusting his flying suit. Jean Campbell, Donald's sister and Mrs Butlin are with them. SCU. Mechanic Leo Villa making final tightening on a bolt in the engine. SV. Campbell climbs up towards cockpit and has his shoes rubbed. SCU. The jet of craft spouting flame. SV. Ripples the jet is making on the water. SV. Back view, Campbell gets into the cockpit. LV. Boat being pushed down into the water. SCU. Man looking through binoculars. LV. From left onto right as the boat speeds across the water, camera pans with it. SCU. Man looking through binoculars. LV. Pan as the boat speeds across the water from right to left - this looks to be a slower run.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:26:00 / 01:53:55:00

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