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Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored

Unseen family footage of Donald Campbell breaking the land and water speed records in 1964 has been restored to mark their 50th anniversaries.

That year in Australia, Campbell set a new land speed record of 403.10mph (644.96km/h) on the dry bed of Lake Eyre on 17 July. On water he reached 276.33mph (444.71km/h) at Lake Dumbleyung on 31 December.

He is the only person to have broken both records in the same year.

The film, How Long A Mile, which Campbell directed, has been restored at Hampshire's Beaulieu Motor Museum.

BBC South Today's Paul Clifton has been speaking to Campbell's nephew Don Wales.

  • 16 Jul 2014
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