French Destroyer and ship's company during award ceremony in World War I
France Date:1917 Duration:14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French sailors scramble to battle stations at stern of a French destroyer during World War 1. Wake indicates the ship has executed a sharp turn to port. Loaded depth charge launchers seen on the deck. Scene change to ship's company posing for photograph in winter dress uniforms, on occasion of medal awards. The ship's captain (Corvette Captain equivalent to Lieutenant Commander) is wearing two medals and holds a presentation case in his hand, containing a military cross decoration. Standing beside him are an ensign first class (Sublieutenant) and another officer, both wearing such medals. Scene shifts to the ship underway with officers on the bridge. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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