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  • Short Summary

    Mr J. W. Shillan practices racing his motorboat on the River Ouse, and matches the speed of the trains on the track beside it.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Speedboat v Flying Scotsman. Mr J. W. Shillan - famous motorboat racer, practices daily over 2 miles stretch of the River Ouse with L.N.E.R's expresses as competitors. Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

    L/S of the motorboat racing along the river next to the railway line, the camera follows it. M/S as the train speeds along and the boat keeps up, various shots as smoke fills the screen. M/S of the water streaming out behind the boat, Mr Shillan sits in the front with another man. Various shots as trains speed along, the motorboat races along beside them in the river.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    816.05
    Media URN:
    18806
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:07:50:00
    Canister:
    G 1682

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