• Short Summary

    Bad weather prevents Sir Malcolm Campbell from beating his own water speed record.

  • Description

    Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

    Brief shots of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his team preparing his Blue Bird for an attempt on his own water speed record. L/S of Blue Bird speeding along over the water. Commentator says bad weather kept his speed just below his record of 129 miles an hour on his first run.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    977.03
    Media URN:
    17950
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:00:00 / 01:02:18:00
    Canister:
    38/64

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Just behind Sir Malcolm Campbell at 00:08 is his son, future Land and Water Speed Record holder Donald Campbell.

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