Donald Campbell Makes Two Speed Trials In 'bluebird' (1955)

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    Unused / unissued material - Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria. Donald Campbell makes two speed trials in 'Bluebird'. LS Campbell's mechanic Leo Villa in small boat, controls trials of 'Blue Bird' by wireless. Lady Campbell (mother), Mrs Dorothy Campbell (wife) and sister Jean watching evening trials from timekeepers point. Various crowd inserts. VS poor shots of lake. More shots of speed trials. Top shots of trials in afternoon. Late evening trials over course. He made speed test both ways and did 161.45 m.p.h. (Orig.Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/07/1955. FILM ID:2688.16 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
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    British Pathé
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    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 8 months ago
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