Soviet Navy warships defend allied convoy against German air and submarine attack during World War II
Soviet Union Date:1941 Duration:3 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
Elements of the Soviet Navy Nothern Fleet escorting a supply convoy in the Barents Sea during World War 2. Soviet destroyers in camouflage are seen moving amongst the transport ships of the convoy. Soviet officers conferring in pilot house of a ship. Scene of some heavy seas. A Soviet Leningrad class destroyer moving rapidly astern the photo ship. Cargo ships steaming in background. Soviet antiaircraft gunners near their weapons, search skies with binoculars. Three German airplanes are sighted overhead and an alarm is sounded. Soviet sailors run to their battle stations. One gun crew is seen uncovering their weapon and beginning to fire at the German aircraft. A German three-engine Ju-52 flies low over the ship and drops a bomb that explodes in the water. Soviet gunners continue their barrage. Black flak begins to appear in the sky. A German Ju-78, Stuka dive bomber heads toward a ship. Two Soviet officers, on deck in heavy clothing, looking through binoculars. sailors load shells. Sequence shifts to a fast moving Soviet MO-4 small guard ship. View from aboard the MO-4 as it speeds through the water. Officers seen on the open foredeck. A crew member signals and the ship launches a depth charge to defend the convoy against German submarines. She continues to lay a cordon of depth charges. Final scene shows convoy transport ships continuing safely.
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