British steamship 'Galician' is stopped at sea by German cruiser off the Canary Islands, in World War I
Tenerife Island Spain Date:1914, August 15 Duration:2 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate reads: "The Union Castle Steamship, 'Galician' from Capetown to Southhampton, was on August 15th, when off Teneriffe, signalled to stop by the German Cruiser, 'Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse.' Next slate reads: "The 'Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse,' had been transformed from a liner, whilst at sea, six heavy guns and 24 machine guns being mounted." A brief view from the "Galacian" of the German four-stacker auxiliary cruiser, "Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse." The next slate reads: "Bearing down on the 'Galician' at a speed of 24 knots, the criuser signalled to the liner to 'Heave To.' The marconi operator sent out the 'S.O.S.' distress signal and the cruiser ordered 'Cease communication or we will sink you." Two officers photographed on deck of the "Galician." View of the Cruiser near the "Galician." Boat carrying German boarding party arrives at the ship and they climb the ladder to board. A German sailor seen aloft at the "Galician's" mast, disabling her marconi wireless antenna. A torn white ensign (missing a canton) flies from the mast. Captain and officers of the "Galician" pose for photographer (marconi operator). Slate lists British military personnel aboard, who were taken as prisoners of war. One of them is photographed. The German boarding party leaves the ship taking their prisoners with them. The German Cruiser seen departing. Civilian passengers and crew aboard the "Galician," pose celebrating their relative good fortune.
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