• Short Summary

    The Italian racing driver Nuvolari wins the Grand Prix at Donington Park. Prince George attends.

  • Description

    Item title reads - International Grand Prix at Donington Park.

    Derbyshire.

    M/S of Prince George, Duke of Kent, stood with other men. M/S as he shakes hands with Germany's sport leader Herr Huhnlein who then does the nazi salute. M/S of a driver preparing for the race. M/S profile of Prince George speaking to a man. M/S as the race begins. Various shots as the speed around the course. M/S of Dick Seaman skidding into the bank in a Mercedes. M/S of him and others pushing the car back onto the track. M/S of crowds watching. Various shots of Rudolf Hasse's crushed car in a ditch.

    M/S as they speed around the track. M/S as the Italian Tazio Nuvolari speeds along in an Auto Union. M/S as he is given a laurel wreath in his car after he has won the race. M/S as he is held aloft by supporters, he is holding a big bunch of flowers. L/S of him being presented with the Cup.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    987.10
    Media URN:
    18145
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:44:00 / 01:08:05:00
    Canister:
    38/85

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The event was held on 22 October 1938.

    The event was called "The Donington Grand Prix".

    "Hasse" is Rudolf Hasse.

    Nuvolari wasn't German, he was Italian.

    Nuvolari wins the race in an Auto Union.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Very helpful - thanks.

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  3. deborahrea says

    Hi,

    I am the great granddaughter of John Gillies Shields who once owned the Donington Hall, estate and the race track. I would like to know if I could ever buy any of the video clips and/or if you ever filmed anything at Donington Hall, i.e., as the POW during the WW1 or when it became a depot in WW2. I can be contacted through my email - deborah.rea94@gmail.com



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