German U-Boat stops the Spanish steamer " Asuarca," at sea in World War I
Mediterranean Sea Date:1917 Duration:3 min 52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate mimics The British Daily Mail newspaper, Tuesday, November 21, 1917, declaring that England must break the German U-boat blockade or be broken by it. Another slate alludes a statement by British MP Gibson Bowles to the effect that Britain's food supply is being controlled by the German submarine. Crew of a surfaced German submarine is seen on deck taking advantage of good weather to perform maintenance on their deck gun, during World War 1. Officers in Conning tower scan horizon with binoculars. The neutral Spanish Steamer, "Asuarca," is sighted from the conning tower, where the Imperial German Navy war ensign is displayed along with a nautical pennant bearing a white cross on red background, indicating the numeral "4." The crew is also raising a bicolor nautical flag for the letter "H." (A slate states that the U-boat is signalling for the ship to send a boat.) View of the single-stack Spanish steamer. A boat from the Asuarca, sits alongside the U-boat after bringing an officer carrying her papers. The officer is seen leaving the submarine and boarding the ships dinghy, to return to the Asuarca. A Slate indicates she carried no contraband and was therefore allowed to proceed unhindered. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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