Donald Campbell's Record Bid (1955)

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    Ullswater. Donald Campbell rehearses for the speed record breaking in his specially designed turbojet hydroplane "Bluebird". SCU "Bluebird" coming into jetty. GV. Crowds round lake. SV. Campbell in cockpit of "Bluebird" which is ready for test. SV. "Bluebird" with engine flat out. CU. Engine working. GV. Pleasure steamer with crowd on board. SV. Buoys being laid in position for run. SCU. Pan with "Bluebird" as it is towed out for attempt. CU. Timekeeper. CU. Pan from timekeeper to stopwatches which he is holding. Campbell in cockpit, he gives the thumbs up sign. CU. Time keeper watching through binoculars, another is sitting before him. GV. Pan, "Bluebird" as she speeds across water attempting to break record. CU. Timekeeper as he adjusts watches. GV. "Bluebird" turning around for return trip. GV. Crowds. SV. Pan with "Bluebird" on return run. GV. Pan with "Bluebird" on return run (several shots). SV. Crowds. SCU. Campbell on "Bluebird" giving thumbs up sign. Unofficially, the record is broken - a good sign for the official test. (Neg. & Lav.) (Orig "C") (Uncut Neg. "D") FILM ID:535.17 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 136,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1984. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website.
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