• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell prepares to break the world speed record in his "Bluebird" at Ullswater.

  • Description

    Ullswater, Lake District.

    Donald Campbell rehearses for the speed record breaking in his specially designed turbojet hydroplane "Bluebird". SCU "Bluebird" coming into jetty. GV. Crowds round lake. SV. Campbell in cockpit of "Bluebird" which is ready for test. SV. "Bluebird" with engine flat out. CU. Engine working. GV. Pleasure steamer with crowd on board. SV. Buoys being laid in position for run. SCU. Pan with "Bluebird" as it is towed out for attempt. CU. Timekeeper. CU. Pan from timekeeper to stopwatches which he is holding. Campbell in cockpit, he gives the thumbs up sign. CU. Time keeper watching through binoculars, another is sitting before him. GV. Pan, "Bluebird" as she speeds across water attempting to break record. CU. Timekeeper as he adjusts watches. GV. "Bluebird" turning around for return trip. GV. Crowds. SV. Pan with "Bluebird" on return run. GV. Pan with "Bluebird" on return run (several shots). SV. Crowds. SCU. Campbell on "Bluebird" giving thumbs up sign. Unofficially, the record is broken - a good sign for the official test.

    (Neg. & Lav.) (Orig "C") (Uncut Neg. "D")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    535.17
    Media URN:
    30938
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:33:00 / 01:27:16:00
    Canister:
    55/58

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