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  • Short Summary

    Good item showing naval battle involving ships and submarines.

  • Description

    Ships and submarines.

    Various war at sea including excellent footage of ship bombing. Ship moving fast through rather rough sea. Ship's gun fires. Submarine passing underwater; the periscope sticks up; stirring up splashes. MS wake of a submerged submarine heading away from camera. MS bomb dropped from ship. MS periscope submerging. Bomb underwater makes a big splash.

    MS squadron of biplanes flying over. CU from aeroplane looking straight down as bombs drop. Bombs appear white as they fall away. Pan upwards with bombs; ship comes into view and bombs strike ship causing fire and smoke. Diagonal aerial shot of ship turning over and sinking fast. Then side view as the hull is completely submerged. Excellent sequence. MS's naval battle: warships in fog; dusk and smoke; the darkness emphasises the bright flashes when guns fire.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity, HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:40:00 / 01:39:51:00
    ON 438 C

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