PDA

View Full Version : Uboat footage



con20or
04-15-2006, 09:27 AM
Check this video out. The only bit i understood was the bit about Endrass and tonnage at the end. the last shot of the destroyer bearing down on them through the periscope is amazing.

i cant believe a captain actually stayed at periscope long enough to let the reporter get his camera, take the pic, etc. Or do periscopes have built in camera like some aeroplanes guns?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNP4ca2mMao

lecek
04-15-2006, 11:19 AM
That is a very interesting video.

Some of those shots look set up though.

For example right after he shot at the convoy they show some ships sinking. Some of those ships look like they are viewed from high. Not like from an airplane but from a ship instead of low like a periscope trying not to be found.

Celeon999
04-15-2006, 11:29 AM
Endrass 220.000 tons until this movie was shot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Goose_Green
04-15-2006, 11:37 AM
Looks and sounds very much like a morale enhancing film for the civilians at home - to show how their U Boat crews went about their jobs!!

Thanks for sharing!!

WilhelmSchulz.
04-15-2006, 05:05 PM
I didint get any sound. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DarkOmen13
04-15-2006, 05:13 PM
Liked that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

D.

Trydan
04-20-2006, 08:48 AM
Thanks the footage! Excellent!!

According to the commentary, this was Kaleun Endraß, which would make it U-46 or U-567. The claim of 220.000 GRT is greatly exaggerated, Endraß only sank+damaged about 149.000 maximum.

I would also suggest that the U-boat in this is U-46, namely a Typ-VIIB boat. Endraß only commanded twice on U-567; on the first mission no ships were sunk, and on the second mission U-567 itself was sunk (killing Endraß himself).

However, having said all that, it is obviously propaganda footage and some of it may well have been shot in the training flotillas, rather than the high seas.

Once again, thanks for posting that fottage!

reignman_40
04-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Looks and sounds very much like a morale enhancing film for the civilians at home - to show how their U Boat crews went about their jobs!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Yea they look to happy to be out at sea for a week or so lol. Nice video by the way.