A fleet of warships seen off the coast of Austria-Hungary during World War I. Italian Navy flag waves on an Italian naval ship. Destroyer warships conceal troop ships behind smoke screens to prevent attack by German submarines. Italian sailors release depth charges targeting German submarines along the Austria-Hungary coast (or Austro-Hungarian coast). Underwater explosion boils to surface. Italian navy sailors aboard warships fire on coastal cities and villages of Austrian empire. View of many large naval guns in action, and bombing and destruction of Austro-Hungarian coastal buildings. Close up view of a French naval warship during rendezvous with British warships heading for the Dardanelles (also called Hellespont) for the Gallipoli Campaign or Dardanelles Campaign. Torpedo boat destroyers with the fleet sight a German submarine and begin firing deck guns and dropping depth charges. View of K Gun depth charge projectors shooting depth charge from French destroyer into ocean at a target U boat. British and French forces shelling Turkish defenses in the Dardanelles along the Gallipoli peninsula . Close-up views of French crews preparing guns, loading shells into naval guns, firing, and quickly reloading to repeat while the British forces are attempting to land troops for battle.
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)
German built Turko-German Light Cruiser, the Breslau, during World War I in Dardanelles, Turkey.
British troops disembark during World War I at Sedd el Bahr, Cape Helles, in the Dardanelles, Turkey. Soldiers sit and stand in ship and at piers. Soldiers lay a narrow gauge rail track from beach. A steam roller stands nearby the laid track and soldiers stand around. A small car is moved on tracks.
The Dardanelles Campaign during World War I. French ships join British Squadron for the Dardanelles Campaign. Smoke rises up from the smokestacks of the ships. French sailors at work aboard ships loading and firing torpedoes during battle. Loading of large naval guns. Naval guns fired. Firing at submarines and enemy German ships. German fleet and French fleet underway. Ships sink due to attack by torpedoes. Navy sailors aboard the ships. Explosions in water.
German and Romanian forces of the 17th Army, evacuate Kuban Bridgehead, at Taman, in Caucuses, and cross the Kerch Strait to Crimea, in World War Two. German and Romanian Officers study a map. S-mines aka 'Bouncing Betty' and Teller Mines are laid and barbed wire strung to impede the Russians. A convoy of trucks carries supplies. Some of local population evacuate along with the military. People carry their belongings in horse pulled carts. Many depart on railroad trains. Romanian troops set off charges that destroy sections of railroad behind them as they depart. Supplies are carried to ships at Port Kavkaz on the Russian shore of the Kerch Strait. Men roll drums in a dock area. Supplies are also transferred on the German-built aerial tramway, capable of transporting 1 thousand tons a day across the Kerch Strait.