• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell prepares to leave Southampton on the "Aquitania" to try for land speed record in Daytona.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Speed king's departure. Sir Malcolm Campbell leaves Southampton for Daytona.

    Hampshire.

    M/S as Sir Malcolm Campbell stands at the bottom of the steps of the "Aquitania" with the captain, he is smoking a cigarette. C/U as he shakes hands with the captain who wishes him luck with the land speed record. He makes a thank you speech saying it will be a close thing. M/S of "Aquitania", M/S of tugs attached to the ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    813.17
    Media URN:
    10727
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:13:00 / 01:24:01:00
    Canister:
    35/7

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The departure seen here took place on 23 January 1935. Attached is a short newspaper story from the era covering the departure....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl
    e/35868683

  2. jamied says

    "with the captain" - the captain is Peter Vaughan.

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