The tragedy in Mers El Kebir. (1940)

Film-document №66541 1 part, Black-white to collection Price category G

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French Navy in North Africa, Mars, Port El Kebir in Oran.

Handover ceremony of the British ultimatum to the French admiral Zhensolyu on the ship.

By rejecting claims about the sinking of ships the British opened fire.

The ship declared an alarm, the sailors flee to places Floodlight lights.

Closed hatches, portholes.

Close warship gets holes and goes to the bottom, the other with a strong roll stranded.

The ship "Strasbourg" is trying to get into the sea.

On other ships superstructure construction destroyed.

With ships lowered lifeboats caught wounded their water.

On the shore of the refugees with things.

French sailors were trying to go on passing trucks.

Destroyed port, traces of the explosions.

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire.

With the vessel hose.

The injured were sent to hospital.

The funeral of the victims on the beach with the funeral ceremony.

Admiral says words of comfort to the survivors, said widows.

Before Admiral held units

Key words

France, War, Navy, military leaders, personalities, destruction, fire, port, Gos.akt, wounded, refugees