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    Captured German newsreel showing sea battle in which Scharnhorst was sunk.

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    Captured German newsreel showing the sinking of Scharnhorst after dramatic sea battle.

    Atlantic Ocean.

    Various shots of the naval battle in Atlantic. Ships' guns firing, battleships sailing, submarines, torpedoes, fighter planes etc. Some very good footage of the battleships at sea during sea battle. Torpedoes are dropped into water. Some ships are seen burning and sinking. Planes fire at the ships, etc. Swastikas shown on decks of some of the ships. It is unclear which of the ships is Scharnhorst.

    Note: German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was sunk on 26th of December 1943 in the Atlantic. Five ships took part in the action: Belfast, Norfolk, Sheffield, Duke of York and Jamaica.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:46:00 / 01:20:10:00
    UN 801 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    Of course there is no such thing as a German newsreel showing the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Scharnhorst was sunk in darkness, and all that was saved from her were 36 men in in the clothes they went and stood in.

    Mats Laurin, Sweden

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