SURRENDER OF THE GERMAN HIGH SEAS FLEET [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • IWM 637
Department
Film
Production date
1918
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1
Creator
Category
film

© IWM (IWM 637)

Object description

Film taken from a naval airship showing the surrender of the German fleet, 21 November 1918.

Physical description

35mm

Full description

The German fleet "comes out": battleships in line ahead; medium shot as Kaiser Class battleship passes below; medium shots and medium close-ups of battle cruisers - SMS Von der Tann, Derfflinger, Moltke and Seydlitz; additional shots of Von der Tann. Ships of US 6th Battle Squadron are part of the Allied escort: medium shots of New York and Texas. Surrendered light cruisers: two Koenigsberg (II) Class (SMS Nürnberg and Emden ?), SMS Frankfurt, and a Bremse Class vessel. The German flagship: medium close-up of SMS Friedrich der Grosse flying Rear-Admiral Reuter's flag - airship pylon obscures the view in latter part of the sequence. Medium shot off the port beam of Seydlitz - she passes off screen left. "An idea of German armament": medium close-up of after turrets and port echelon turret of Friedrich der Grosse. "Hun Torpedo Boat Destroyers": S.131 Class vessels, S.53 Class, destroyer B.98 and companion. Medium shot of SMS Seydlitz with airship engine pylon in foreground. "An aerial escort": medium long shot of German battleships in line ahead with Astre-Torres type airship above them - a second airship is visible in far distance. Medium shot of New York Class battleship - partially obscured by pylon. Medium shot of SMS Derfflinger. "Nearing May Island": long shot of Seydlitz holding station astern of HMS Cardiff. Long shot of Cardiff with Royal Sovereign Class battleship in the background.

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