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    Shots of the German submarine base at Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast, filmed after World War One.

    Pan across harbour from one mole (harbour wall) to the other. Tugboats by pier at sunset. Wall next to beach leading to street. VS part of HMS Vindictive showing battered and torn red ensign. VS showing the abandoned base, including scuttled ship lying on side in water.

    Note from WPA cataloguer: This was the site of a daring raid by the British on April 22nd and 23rd, 1918. The British sunk obsolete cruisers in an attempt to block the mouth of the Bruges canal, while the HMS Vindictive created a distraction by putting ashore a landing party on the long curved mole protecting the harbour. She was nearly blown to bits in the process but returned to port heroically.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    76971
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2446.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:23:00 / 01:40:04:00
    Canister:
    ON 379 E
    Sort Number:
    ON 379 E
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    Categories
    War & Revolution
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    zeebrugge WW1 German navy Great War WW1 U-boat WW1 Decca Rugby vtm2 Dover and Folkestone in Wartime
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