• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell keeps up his efforts to break water speed record with Bluebird.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Lake Coniston. Bluebird Still Trying".

    Lake Coniston, Cumbria.

    GV Speedboat Bluebird moving from right to left of picture slowly across Coniston Water. SV Ditto, Bluebird picking up speed. LV Bluebird racing across water, camera pans with it.

    GV Crowds on jetty watching. GV Donald Campbell coming towards camera in small boat with Bluebird behind. CU Campbell and his mechanic, Leo Villa, coming towards camera in small boat, boat moves until only Campbell is in the picture. CU Campbell being helped out of boat and then he bends down and helps man out.

    GV Blue Bird alongside the jetty and two rowing boats in the foreground. SV Campbell and mechanics looking at rudder. CU Campbell running his fingers over the rudder. GV Bluebird alongside jetty. CU Two mechanics fitting one of the new stabilisers. CU Campbell looking rather worried. GV Bluebird alongside jetty with engines roaring although Bluebird is stationary. SV Mechanics working on engine, one of them talking to Campbell who is standing in the cockpit, Campbell lifts his hand to his forehead in a worried gesture. SV Cloud of smoke and spray caused by Bluebird's exhaust.

    LV Bluebird going from left to right of picture, pan with it. GV Ditto as the camera pans with it.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:42:00 / 01:03:33:00

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