• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell arrives home after USA land speed record attempt with his son, Donald.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Speed Hero Returns. Sir Malcolm Campbell lands at Southampton".

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Racing driver, Sir Malcolm Campbell, returns home after breaking land speed record in USA.

    Various L/S of liner, 'Berengaria', coming into dock. L/S of Sir Malcolm walking down gangplank. He is followed by a young boy, probably his son, Donald Campbell. High angled shot of Sir Malcolm shaking hands with Mr G Waller, mayor of Southampton. Mr Waller gives welcoming speech. Sir Malcolm returns the speech, emphasising friendship between America and Britain. Donald stands on other side of mayor. Crowd gives Sir Malcolm 3 cheers.

    Povey Cross, Redhill, Surrey.

    Sir Malcolm returns home to find welcome by mobile section of Reigate Special Constabulary (Sir Malcolm is their chief inspector). The men stand in front of their cars. Sir Malcolm shakes hands and chats with them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    821.42
    Media URN:
    9670
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:23:00 / 01:53:12:00
    Canister:
    35/28

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Mr G Waller" is George Waller.

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  2. jamied says

    Campbell arrived at Southampton on 6 April 1935.

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