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  • Short Summary

    Malcolm Campbell poses with his family in front of his aeroplane, 'Blue Bird.'

  • Description

    No title, paperwork reads - Campbell...with child.

    M/S of Malcolm Campbell holding a little girl in his arms, he gives her a kiss. M/S of him stood in front of his aeroplane, 'Blue Bird', a lady and a little boy in school uniform join him. These people are probably his family, and the boy is possibly his son, Donald Campbell, who went on to break speed records himself. Malcolm kisses the little girl again then puts her down.

    Note: for another item about this story please see 'Somewhere in Sahara' on *PM0748*, it contains some of the same footage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    748.25
    Media URN:
    35196
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:32:00 / 01:56:53:00
    Canister:
    G 1553

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Eliminating the current doubts in the main paragraph of the shots list, the little girl referred to is Campbell's daughter Jean, the lady referred to is his wife Dorothy, and yes, the little boy IS his son Donald.

  2. jamied says

    "in front of his aeroplane, 'Blue Bird" - it's a de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, Reg. No. G-AAAJ.

    More footage of Campbell and this aircraft can be seen in clip 748.26.

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