• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell beats water speed record in Bluebird on Coniston Water.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CAMPBELL NEW WORLD RECORD".

    Coniston Water, Cumbria.

    General view of Donald Campbell's Bluebird cruising out for the record run. Shot of timekeepers. Panning shot of Bluebird travelling from right to left in the first run over the measured kilometre at 275.15 miles per hour.

    Angle shot of official looking through telescope. Panning shot of Campbell making his second run over the kilometre at 245.55 mph. Cameraman films action. Average speed is 260.35 mph.

    Donald Campbell steps out of boat and onto quay. He is helped up by his wife, Tonia, who hugs and kisses him. Campbell is congratulated by his chief mechanic, Leo Villa. C/U Donald Campbell smiling with his wife.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1581.16
    Media URN:
    50677
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:35:00 / 01:48:03:00
    Canister:
    59/40

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