• Short Summary

    The sinking of German warship "Scharnhorst", includes some captured German film.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Scharnhorst Story".

    Arctic Ocean and Norwegian Sea.

    L/S of the HMS Duke of York in the Arctic darkness. C/U of a map of the Northern areas and the route to Russia. Various shots from captured German film of German warships the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on their way from Brest to their Norway base. Good C/U of swastika flag flying from stern of ship. The convoy of ships comes under attack from Swordfish aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm. Good shots of German guns in action on board German warship. L/S of British convoy ship. Various shots of lifeboats containing survivors from sunken ship. Dramatic shot of bow of merchant ship disappearing into sea.

    C/U of map of North Cape. Various night shots naval barrage during battle which sunk the Scharnhorst. L/S of HMS Norfolk at sea. Various shots of Norwegian destroyer Stord at sea. Various shots of her crew. L/S of cruiser HMS Jamaica at sea. M/S of crew of Jamaica. Various shots of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander-in-Chief of Home Fleet, on board the "Duke of York" with his high ranking officers. M/S of damage to the "Duke of York" masthead. Various shots of German survivors of the Scharnhorst being led ashore down gangplank blindfolded. Various shots of "Duke of York" crew.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:45:45:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    May I ask, why were the survivors of the Scharnost wore blindfolds when they were rescued by the Royal Navy?

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