• Short Summary

    The scuttling of the German liner "Columbus' and the warship "Graf Spee".

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Scuttled! by order of Hitler!"

    GV American cruiser the Tuscaloosa in heavy seas.

    VS of the crew and passengers on board the German liner Columbus taking to the lifeboats prior to the ship being scuttled (poor quality 16 mm. blow up).

    GV American and British cruiser ploughing through heavy seas.

    GV From a lifeboat as it pulls away from the side of the Columbus, which starts to burn as the lifeboat reaches a safe distance (poor quality 16 mm blow up).

    GVs. from sea and air of the Admiral Graf Spee burning after being scuttled off Montevideo, Uruguay (Lib. Shots).

    LS of the Columbus burning from bow to stern, taken from the leading lifeboat as it continues to move away from the liner (poor quality 16 mm blow up).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1031.39
    Media URN:
    20521
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:57:00 / 01:59:01:00
    Canister:
    40/4

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Although the issue date for this footage is 1940, the incidents it reports upon both occurred in 1939 - the Columbus was scuttled on 19 December 1939, whilst the Graf Spee was scuttled on 17 December.

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