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German U-Boat sinks Greek ship "India" in 1917 during World War I. U-Boat crew captures and examines sea turtles, in 1915.

Opening scene shows a tramp steamer listing to starboard.during World War 1. She displays "India, Greece" in large letters on her side. Slate indicates that an explosives technician from a U-Boat had climbed aboard and set charges on the Greek Steamer, "India" as she is stopped in the Atlantic during World War 1. The India is carrying a cargo of coal from Cardiff Wales, to Oran. The ship is seen listing. Smoke still rises from her stack. Slate states that the cross on the hull of the sinking "India" is the Greek national emblem. The ship sinks lower and finally slides out of sight, with smoke rising above the water from her exploding boilers. (Note: This German U-boat is the SM U-35, which was operating in the western approaches to the Straits of Gibraltar after leaving the Mediterranean on 11-12 April. It carried a professional cinematographer on board. Two years earlier, on June 12, 1915 , the U-35 also sank the British ship, "Crown of India." ) The next sequence shows an image of the German Daily Express newspaper for Monday May 10, 1915. Dead! it reports in bold print: The world has a duty to conduct a Hunt for turtles. Scene shifts to deck of surfaced German U-boat, showing a dinghy arriving alongside, from which several giant sea turtles are unloaded. Crew members examine the turtles on the deck of the submarine. At least one appears to be dead. Next scene shows lookouts on conning tower of the U-Boat, as they see smoke on the horizon. (The Imperial German Naval war flag is displayed on the conning tower.) The Captain calls for full speed ahead on both engines, and the controls show that being selected. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1917, April 12
Duration: 3 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
British ship Patagonia is sunk by the German U-Boat, UB-7, during World War I

Opening slates indicate how seriously Britain views the German U-Boat campaign against Allied shipping in World War 1. Captain Wilhelm Werner of German U-Boat, UB7, is seen on deck with his officers consulting navigation charts. Their navigator sights the sun with a sextant to determine their latitude. Slate tells of their sinking of the British Steamer, "Patagonia." View of the Patagonia, stopped, in the Atlantic, and then listing and sinking. (This occurred on September 15, 1915, in the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of France.) Change of scene shows a crewmember of the UB-7 next to the conning tower, putting on his boots as a wave washes over his feet. Another slate about the seriousness of the U-Boat operations. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1915, September 15
Duration: 3 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Liner Lusitania torpedoed by German Submarine (U-boat).

The SS Lusitania ocean liner leaves New York harbor on May 1, 1915. Crowds on the pier wave to passengers as they depart. Passengers wave back. "Lusitania" seen painted on the ship's hull. On May 8th, passengers are seen playing games on the deck of the Lusitania. The ship begins to rock and passengers seek safety when the torpedo strikes. Ship's officer directing passengers into life boats. Waves crashing over the wreckage of the Lusitania on the rocky coast of Ireland. Debris, including a lifeboat, strewn on the coast. Some of the survivors to the tragedy pose for the camera. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1915, May
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Germany undertakes U-boat campaign to break Allied blockade in World War I

German World War 1 U-boat campaign accelerates in 1915. A three-masted schooner slowly sinks after being attacked by a German submarine. A German UB-III class submarine underway on the surface emitting smoke from a stack on the stern deck. A small one-stack merchantman sinking after U-boat attack. Slate refers to German food shortages due to allied blockade, and states U-boat warfare is Germany's answer. Another view of the German UB (coastal torpedo attack boat) submarine. Captain of a U-boat at his periscope. View from periscope of several Allied warships. A submarine slowly submerging to periscope depth. Naval guns in triple turrets of a British dreadnaught fire salvos. Explosion from depth charge raises large column of water. A torpedo leaving a bubble trail as it moves through the water. Starboard aft view of British battle cruiser underway. She has two turrets of heavy guns mounted on her aft deck and two smaller ones in sponsons on her aft starboard side. A British 4-stacker destroyer underway. (WWI; WW1)

Date: 1916
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crew on British 'Q' Boat 'Suffolk Coast' with hidden deck gun and Lieutenant Commander Auten in Atlantic Ocean.

'Q' Boat 'Suffolk Coast' in the Atlantic Ocean. British crew at hidden deck gun. They adjust it. A sailor looks through binocular. Sailors load gun. They hide gun under false panels. Crew goes and lowers life boat. British Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Auten, VC (Victoria Cross), DSC (Distinguished Service Cross) poses with other crew members. Crew of boat poses. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1915
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British Crew on 'Q' Boat 'Suffolk Coast' adjusting hidden deck gun in the Atlantic Ocean.

British 'Q' Boat 'Suffolk Coast' in the Atlantic Ocean. Periscope at deck of boat. Crew adjusts hidden deck gun. They turn valve for adjusting barrel of gun. Crew loads gun. Process is supervised by a senior officer. A ship at sea in the background. Sailor looks through binoculars. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1915
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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