• Short Summary

    14 lives are lost when U.S. ship carrying German prisoners is driven onto the rocks near Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Nazis on the rocks.

    Italy.

    Various shots of an American tank landing craft, used for transporting German prisoners, driven onto the rocks off the Italian coast. Ropes are passed to the rocks and prisoners are taken across the gap in fierce winds, they jump for the cliff face as the ship lists towards it. Rafts are dropped into the sea for the prisoners and crew as ship begins to break in half. Waves sweep people into the sea from the rocks as they crash over. 14 men die in the disaster. M/S of the top of the ship's mast sticking out of the sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1352.22
    Media URN:
    44536
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:15:00 / 01:50:53:00
    Canister:
    44/21

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