FROGMEN PRACTICE MANEUVERS - 1955 Military frogmen practice maneuvers for dangerous missions at San Simeon, California during "Operation Surfboard." Exercises include dropping from speed boats to plant explosivers underwater, sneaking on shore to take out enemy guards, and returning to the safety of their boat.
Date: March 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:57:00, With Audio
"BLUEBIRD" SPEEDBOAT SINKS - 1955 Lake Mead, Nevada is the scene of a setback to Donald Campbell whose jet-engined speedboat "Bluebird" sinks at the dock after test runs dashing his hopes of attempting to beat the world's speed mark on the water.
Date: October 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
DONALD CAMPBELL SETS NEW SPEED RECORD - 1955 On Lake Mead, Nevada Donald Campbell continues his quest for speed as he pilots his jet boat "Bluebird II" to a new record of 216.2 m.p.h becoming the only man to exceed 200 m.p.h. on water, and live.
Date: November 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, With Audio
TEST FLIGHT HELICOPTER-WATER GLIDER - 1955 A combination helicopter-hydroplane makes its debut at Cypress Gardens, New Jersey. The contraption is towed behind a speed boat and reaches heights of 125 feet thrilling to its rider with a bird's eye view of the water below.
FLASH FLOOD - MONTAGE INCLUDING AERIAL & POV VIEWS A flash flood covers lowlands in the U.S. stranding vehicles and sweeping a car downstream. Aerial and passenger POVs from a boat or car of the flood waters highlights the terrifying size and speed of the waters.
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