STK-ID 55804

Naval action in the North Sea at the start of the First World War: MS of heavy battleship ploughing through the waves. Various shots of British battleships and cruisers in port and at sea. HAS of battleship taken from bridge as it moves underneath. Various shots of German battleships leaving Wilhelmshaven. Shot of British sailors and officers on deck, various shots of British battleships moving out under the Firth of Forth Bridge, and ships at sea. MCU of Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty. CU of map of the North Sea showing Dogger Bank off the East coast of England. Various shots of battle at sea showing batteries firing in clouds of smoke, shells exploding on ships in the distance. Dramatic MLS of German battleship keeling over, of crew scrambling over the sides, of ship capsizing completely with only the underside of the hull visible along with hundreds of sailors clinging to it. HASs of sailors swimming for the camera ship, being picked up by crew of lifeboat.


Excerpt from
Wilhelmshaven, North Sea, England
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080