• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell introduces members of the team who work on Blue Bird.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Plymouth to Southampton. Gallant ... Sir Malcolm on board the Cunarder 'Mauretania' before his own triumphal reception, shares glory with his colleagues."

    On board the Liner Mauretania.

    Recently knighted Sir Malcolm Campbell, the British Speed Ace introduces members of his team of mechanics who helped him to achieve the World Land Speed Record in his Napier-Campbell car 'Blue Bird'. One of the Bluebird team is a survivor of the R-101 disaster. Pan along line of men.

    N.B. Sound quality is fairly poor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    761.33
    Media URN:
    8689
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:05:00 / 01:53:12:00
    Canister:
    31/16

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    As the shots list says, Campbell introduces his team of mechanics. I can put names to some of them:

    At 00:32 is Steve Macdonald, (AKA Dunlop Mac).

    At 00:53 is Walter Hicks.

    At 01:06 is Harry Leech, (he's the R-101 survivor referred to in the shots list).

    At 01:40 is Leo Villa.

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