Sights and sounds aboard a German U-boat operating in the North Atlantic during World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1943 Duration:3 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
German U-boat underway on the surface in stormy weather on the North Atlantic ocean during World War 2. The crew all wear foul weather gear. They search for British ships. Upon seeing one, they quickly descend and the boat rapidly submerges. View inside the submarine as sailors close all hatches and manipulate valves. Underwater view of periscope rising from a submerged U-boat. The boat's Captain looking through his periscope. He and the second officer look through the periscope and check book of known British ships to identify it. They fire a torpedo from tube number 4, start a stop watch, lower the periscope, and wait. Next, they hear an explosion and then the sounds from screws of a destroyer passing nearby. A depth charge from the destroyer explodes, knocking items in the boat to the floor. Lights go out in the U-boat and water leaks in places. Crew members inspect by flashlight and confirm minimal damage. With lights on again, the U-boat Captain looks through the periscope and then surfaces,to see a sinking ship
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