Dramatic sea attack

Object Title

Dramatic sea attack

Dramatic sea attack

Reference

BEN 61

Level

Item

Scope and Content

A series of pictures secured by our own staff photographer in a fight against a convoy in the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. The convoy and the escort were attacked by U-boats and Focke-Wulfe 4 engined Courier Bombers. After a fight of some hours, both bombers and U-boats were driven off without loss. These scenes were secured on board the cruiser while in action. Photo shows: The ship's torpedo officer wearing bomb flash protective gear, gives a running commentary of enemy aircraft movements to ship's company below decks.

Numbered FX.11156.D and 299351.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

  BEN 61 - Dramatic sea attack