• Short Summary

    Footage of Sir Malcolm Campbell braking land speed record on Lake Coniston in the Lake District.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "LAKE CONISTON"

    M/S and C/U of Malcolm Campbell climbing into Bluebird II speed boat on Lake Coniston in the Lake District. L/S's Panning with boat as it races across lake setting a new world water speed record of 142 mph M/S Boat being towed in and crowd cheering Campbell. Good C/U of Campbell lighting his pipe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1019.06
    Media URN:
    20154
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:29:00 / 01:06:24:00
    Canister:
    39/67

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The man shaking Campbell's hand at 00:02 is one of his longest-serving engineers, Harry Leech.

    The record-breaking runs seen in this clip took place on 19 August 1939.

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  2. jamied says

    Harry Leech, (mentioned in my earlier comment), was one of just 5 survivors of the R-101 airship disaster of 1930. He was also awarded the Albert Medal for rescuing another man from the burning wreckage.

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