• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell drives new Dowty Turbocraft, he tows water-skiing champ David Nations.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Jet Boats For All".

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    Donald Campbell tests out new type of speed boat.

    Panning shot of Donald Campbell driving the Dowty Turbocraft across the water towing water skiers, the centre skier is David Nations (British water-ski champion). Campbell swings the boat round in a tight turn and camera pans onto the skiers. Panning shot Campbell travelling past in the boat. Panning shot skiers travelling past.

    M/S of people looking at another Turbocraft on shore. C/U showing how the rudder mechanism operated around the jet exhaust. Campbell in boat about to start demonstration run. C/U of rudder mechanism and jet outlet in the water. L/S of Campbell travelling towards camera in the Turbocraft, he throws her into a fairly tight turn.

    Point of view shot looking over back of boat. More shots Campbell driving boat at speed. C/U of Mrs Campbell looking on and laughing. POV from boat alongside Campbell's craft. L/S of Campbell heading straight for the shore at full speed, hitting shore and running up it until he comes to a halt.

    Note: contemporary documentation relating to this story on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:54:00 / 01:16:01:00

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