WW1 German U-Boats Sinking British Ships 221790-08 | Footage Farm



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WWI – 1917, Europe: German U-Boats Sinking British Ships; Wilson; Pershing; French]
Two German officers in Pickelhaube / spiked helmet talking outside railroad passenger car. Passengers wave from ocean liner leaving dock. POV on German submarine deck on surface, sailors working. Torpedo explosion on hull of freighter; submarine firing multiple explosions, ship going under. Sailors, CU pencil crossing off ships sunk; captured unloaded from whale boats / retrieved & into submarine. U-boat & sinking ship going under. Men in life jackets in whale boat. Gunners on U-boat deck; burning freighter; 3-masted sailing ship sunk. Submarine deck shot (brief).
20:33:55 Man at periscope, view of submarine descending; torpedo loaded; explosion & sinking freighter.
20:34:40 Cheering sailors on deck of ship; large deck gun’s cover of crate dropped & firing on submarine. Q ship w/ artillery raised from beneath deck & causes U-boat & crew to surrender.
20:35:07 British Commander boards U-boat & shakes hands; British crew boards sub.
20:35:21 Four ships sunk, watched by U-boat crew.
20:36:11 New York Tribune front page headlines: Wilson breaks With Germany; American Ship U-Boat Victim. MS President Wilson in White House office, walks to telephone on filing cabinet & stands. Sitting at desk writing. Still of Wilson superimposed on Joint Resolution…
20:36:38 May-Jun17. CU General Pershing seated; walking / poses on deck of liner RMS Baltic; w/ French military officers in Paris at Les Invalides – Napoleon’s tomb.
20:36:59 Brief CUs: Naval Secretary Daniels, Assistant Sec. Roosevelt; MS Admiral Sims.
20:37:09 Battleships of England & USA rendevous at sea. British Admiral David Beatty & US Admiral Hugh Rodman (brief).
WW1 shipping dangers; USA Entrance to WW1; Sea Battles; Fighting; Naval Battles; 1910s;
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4 thoughts on “WW1 German U-Boats Sinking British Ships 221790-08 | Footage Farm

  1. Martin Patrick says:

    German u boats during ww1 they sank tons of ships, loaded with supplies for the allies fighting on european soil.

  2. Adam Croes says:

    Would be better if it didn't have that big black bar blocking it

  3. IG - 11WH 873992 Clarkson SS says:

    F

  4. Took Wilson long enough…

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