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  • Short Summary

    Major Henry Segrave breaks world speed record by going 231 miles an hour in his Golden Arrow car, meanwhile Malcolm Campbell is getting ready for his attempt in the Blue Bird.

  • Description

    SEGRAVE, MAJOR SIR HENRY

    Item title reads - Speed King's triumph - 231 miles per hour! Congratulations to Major Segrave who won back for Britain, the world's speed record in his all-British Golden Arrow! Daytona, Florida, America, (USA, U.S.A).

    M/S of the team pushing the car. C/U of him in the driving seat talking to one of the men. M/S after he has got out as they shake his hand and give him three cheers, then carry him off on their shoulders.

    Intertitle - 'in South Africa, Captain Malcolm Campbell is "all ready" for his attempt with the new "Blue Bird."'

    L/S of Captain Campbell in his car, the camera pans across it. Various shots as people stand around and look, M/S of him in driving seat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    782.14
    Media URN:
    35696
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:50:00 / 01:23:01:00
    Canister:
    G 1589

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