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    Ullswater Lake District, England: GV 'Bluebird' into water, people watching. STV Donald Campbell putting on helmet watched by Leo Villa (mechanic) STV power unit of 'Bluebird.' STV 'Bluebird' leaving bank. TCU Timekeepers' watches. SV Timekeepers, one looking through binoculars. LV PAN 'Bluebird' first run on lade (average of 215 m.p.h.) SCU Timekeeper pan down to watches. LV PAN 'Bluebird's second run (average 189.57 m.p.h.) TCU Timekeepers stopping watches. LV Bluebird' being towed in, with Donald and Leo Villa aboard. CLOSER V Ditto. SV Campbell assisted from 'Bluebird' suffering from back injury, leans over railings. SV Campbell smoking cigarette, walks towards camera and winks. GV Timekeepers and Leo Villa congratulates Campbell as he hears he has beaten record. TV Crowd round Campbell including cameramen.



    SCU Lady Campbell, and Campbell's wife Dorothy congratulate Campbell and Leo Villa. SCU Campbell and wife Dorothy. SV Campbell having a drink with Lady Campbell, Mrs. Campbell and Leo Villa CU Campbell smiling and winking at camera.



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    LV Man interviewing Donald Campbell.



    "Well Donald we all wish to congratulate you on this wonderful run, and although you told me when you went you were only going for a trial slow run we would like to know how it is that you achieved this record in view of those remarks.



    "Well Jimmy it was just another test run as far as we're concerned, one takes the run just as another job of testing of course, and the weather was nice and the boat was nice and she felt happy and she really went beautiful. SCU Well as to the future we have got quite a lot of scientific work to do, valuating all the information we have gathered over the past few moths, we should be able to go quite a bit faster yet and one can only hope and I do believe that this could be the basis of a new offensive Naval weapon that could take quite a part in the defence of these islands. SCU As I say the organization functioned perfectly and the water really nice. The boat felt happy and she went beautifully of course she wasn't all out by a very long way. And I really must congratulate Leo Villa and Ken & Lewis Norris and the two designers and all the boys on their wonderful work over the past few months. Such credit as there is for this new record is very much their."



    Personalities - Records; Donald Malcolm Campbell (1921-1966), Ships and Boats




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    GOOD SCENES
    Ullswater

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22XON78IEX1RWMRFFLFHC5W2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA22XON78IEX1RWMRFFLFHC5W2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1955
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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