German U-boat pack attacks Allied convoy off Newfoundland during World War II
North Atlantic Ocean Date:1940 Duration:7 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
View from conning tower of surfaced German submarine (U-boat) underway in the North Atlantic, during World War 2. Crew scans horizon and see Allied ships. They alert their captain, who comes on deck to confirm their finding of targets off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Animated sequence shows how U-Boat maneuvers. The U-boat teletypes information to its headquarters where German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Commander of the U-boat fleet, is seen with his staff. His charts show area of encounter, between Labrador and Greenland. Doenitz staff wires instructions to the U-boat. View of radio operators and morse code messaging. Views of crew at duty stations inside the submarine. Two U-boats proceeding at high speed on the surface. They are shown in animated sequence. Smoke from burning Allied ship on the horizon. The U-boats come under fire. Shells burst nearby in water. View inside U-boat as it crash dives. Dishes and other items slide and fall inside the U-boat. Animated sequence shows several U-boats moving relative to the convoy. Views of crew poised silently inside submerged sub. Sound of Allied destroyer propellers overhead and explosion of depth charges. Water sprays into U-boat as depth charge causes damage. View on deck of surfaced submarine. U-boat pack circling the convoy. View inside submerged U-boat torpedoing a ship. Inside engine room of boat. Animation shows most ships in convoy being sunk and faster warships trying to escape. Torpedoes being loaded and fired. Explosions from ships hit by torpedoes. Surfaced U-boat firing its deck gun at night. Oil burning on water surface.
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