Submarine Minerve Lost In Mediterranean 1968

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    Mediterranean.

    Air shot of Toulon submarine 'Minerve' which has got lost in Mediterranean Sea. Air shot of French warships searching around the Mediterranean for the submarine, including aircraft carrier "Clemenceau". MV. Radar aerials on carrier. Various shots of the helicopters lifting off and landing on "Clemenceau". MV. Jacques Cousteau's deep sea diving device called 'bathyscaphe'. CU. Jacques Cousteau. Air shot of the expanse of calm sea - moonlight or dawn. Various shots of the crew inside "Minerve" - periscope up. LV "Minerve" surfacing.

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    Date found in the old record - 05/02/1968.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    90247
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3229.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:43:00 / 01:21:30:00
    Canister:
    UN 4328 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4328 E
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  • The submarine "Minerve" went missing on 28 January 1968, with 52 crew on board, and has never been found. The shots at the end of this clip showing the sub rising are therefore clearly retrospective.

    Ship seen at 0:58 is the French warship A755 "Lion".

    "bathyscaph" should read bathyscaphe.

    Ship seen at 01:18 is the French destroyer D634 "La Bourdonnais".

    jamied 16th Mar 2012
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    British Pathé 11th May 2012

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