A German dive bomber attacks a British ship underway in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II. British Royal Navy HMS Illustrious (87) aircraft carrier ship underway at sea. A British aircraft taxis and takes off from HMS Illustrious. Soldiers aboard the ship fire artillery. Explosions occur. German dive bomber Junkers JU 87 attack aircraft in flight. It attacks Illustrious and other ships.
Sinking of Queen Elizabeth-class British Royal Navy battleship HMS Barham in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II. The ship sinks after being torpedoed by German U-Boat U-331. Smoke rises from the ship. The ship explodes and heavy columns of smoke rise up.
Italian fleet on maneuvers in the Mediterranean. The Italian flag on a battleship. A fleet of Italian ships. Airplanes on the ship deck. Sailors work on a plane. The plane is catapulted into flight. Officers and sailors survey the surroundings through binoculars. Gun on the ship deck. Sailors in the engine room. Water splashing along the ship. Flags on the ship. Explosions in the water. Ships fire during the exercise. Ships are hit. Black smoke from the ships on fire. Charred deck of a ship. Firemen try to put out the fire with water hoses. An officer looks through a telescope. A burning ship.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Montage of scenes arranged to convey essence of British efforts to support Malta by ship convoys through the Mediterranean Sea during World War 2. Animated map showing Axis aircraft over the supply routes. A British convoy in the Mediterranean. A sailor scanning for German aircraft. Formation of German Dornier Do-17 bombers overhead. Glimpse in plane's cockpit. On a British ship underway, an antiaircraft gun crew takes action and fires. Insert of a German JU-88 bomber in flight. Antiaircraft gunfire downing a German plane that crashes into the sea. Inserted headon view of a German Me-109 in flight. British gunner rotates to vertical following an attacking airplane overhead (not seen). Inserted view of airplanes in a dogfight at high altitude generating contrails. An aircraft crashing into the sea. Gunners on an Allied aircraft carrier firing at German airplanes. A Junkers Ju-88 viewed from deck of a ship as it drops a bomb. A Ju-88 shot down and crashing into the sea. Supply ship arriving at Malta, passing by its fortifications. Men in small boats surround the ship, at anchor. Bags of food supplies piled up on a wharf and filling an open boat. Local people lined up on the pier and picking up supplies.
German Navy crews aboard war ships underway in the Mediterranean sea. A boat in the sea. Sailors stand in formation on deck of a war ship. Sailors stand at the ship's rail. Sailors raise flags. Ships Underway in the Mediterranean sea. Crew raise semaphore flags to signal from ship to ship. Officers stand at the railing.