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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1957 November

Donald Campbell Sets New Water Speed Record in England

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
11/11/57
Run Time
1 min., 11 sec.
Sound
silent
Color
BW
Abstract
Donald Campbell boards his jet engine speed boat from a pier on Coniston Water; his boat accelerates slowly and eventually reaches a peak speed of 250 mph; his second race across the lake reaches a speed of 218 mph, giving him a record-breaking average speed of 239 mph.
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