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Battle of Power


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
8 Sep 1966
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Assassination
  2. 2Battle of Power
  3. 3Farnborough - 1966 (Eastman Colour)


Story No. within this Issue
2 / 3
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Battle of Power. DESCRIPTION: The Offshore Powerboat Race from Cowes to Torquay, one of the most exciting events ever held at high speeds and high seas eliminate over half the field. The race is won by an American entry in a British built boat, after the engineer had a broken leg and an ankle. But he insisted his helmsman keep going in spite of suffering agonies of a buffeting ride. SHOTLIST: Key Scene. MS boy filling power boat up with fuel. MS gauge on petrol pump reading 99 1/2 gallons. CU gauge reading 593 shillings. MS name Ghost Rider on boat. MS man adjusts engine. CU man adjusts engine. MS man puts on life jacket. CU driver at controls of boat. GV boat No 128 leaves harbour. CU small girl on quay side. MS cannon fires to start race. GV pan boats leave harbour at start of race. Aerial shot ditto. CU boy looks through binoculars. Aerial shot No 111 leading field. Aerial shot Delta 28 No 131 in second place. Aerial shot Thunderbolt No 250. Aerial shot Flying Fish No 275. Aerial shot Anglessey No 107 which had broken down. Aerial shot No 204 Pegasus and No 128 Ja-Conja. Aerial shot No 204, No 128, Jacey Jane No 001. Aerial shot No 353 Jackie 3. Aerial shot Ghost Rider leading field. LS crowds wait at Torquay. GV Ghost Rider comes home in first place. MS American flag flying. MS Bob Sherbert helped from boat. MS waits at bottom of harbour steps. MS Sherbert carried up steps. MCU Jim Wynne.
Sport; Ships and boats
England; Cowes
Card file number
John Wanstall
Leslie Mitchell
Robert Hawkins
Ronald E. Collins
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