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    Air shot of Toulon submarine 'Minerve' which has got lost in Mediterranean Sea. Air shot of French warships searching around the Mediterranean for the submarine, including aircraft carrier "Clemenceau". MV. Radar aerials on carrier. Various shots of the helicopters lifting off and landing on "Clemenceau". MV. Jacques Cousteau's deep sea diving device called 'bathyscaphe'. CU. Jacques Cousteau. Air shot of the expanse of calm sea - moonlight or dawn. Various shots of the crew inside "Minerve" - periscope up. LV "Minerve" surfacing.


    Date found in the old record - 05/02/1968.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:43:00 / 01:21:30:00
    UN 4328 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4328 E
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The submarine "Minerve" went missing on 28 January 1968, with 52 crew on board, and has never been found. The shots at the end of this clip showing the sub rising are therefore clearly retrospective.

    Ship seen at 0:58 is the French warship A755 "Lion".

    "bathyscaph" should read bathyscaphe.

    Ship seen at 01:18 is the French destroyer D634 "La Bourdonnais".

  2. Hfauve says

    IIt is a pity there is no sound.
    If interested to know more about this event connect to the french site:

  3. British Pathé says

    Your comment is appreciated.

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