Spanish Submarines being constructed and operating during World War II
Spain Date:1942 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Film opens panning across buildings in a Spanish harbor and shipyard. A submarine is seen under construction in the shipyard. Workers clamber over scaffolding and wooden framework as they assemble parts of the boat. Closeup of some heavy steel framework. Riveters at work. A mechanic adjusting gear machanism. View from below, of partially built submarine. Painters at work on hull. Scene switches to a Spanish Naval officer in a classroom, discussing naval tactics with use of models. Four naval officers listen as he lectures. Students use a device that gives them simulated view through a submarine periscope. Camera captures the images seen by the students. A submarine, displaying letters "GS" on its superstructure, moves away from the dock, with crew working on deck and Captain standing in conning tower platform. As it clears the dock, the name: "General Sanjurjo" is seen on its bow. (This boat was formerly the Italian "Torricelli.") View shifts to another submarine moving at fairly high speed as it departs the harbor with its crew standing in formations on its deck. This boat displays "GM" on its superstructure. (It is the "General Mola," formerly, the Italian "Archimede.")
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