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Torpedo Attack on HMS Dreadnought

 
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andy303



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Torpedo Attack on HMS Dreadnought Reply with quote

Did a google search and came up with this link:

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1114172/index.html

A film clip made in May, 1907. Anyone have access to it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How maddening! This seems like information the ghosts of Jellicoe, Fisher, et al want to see ripped, burned, liberated, etc, etc for the masses. Make it happen, someone! Simon?

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Harley



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll investigate. Hopefully, my university has registered with the BFI and I can access it through the wireless network there. Having read the site though, it doesn't look like they have any downloads at all which poses problems of sorts. Very Annoying. I want 6 minutes of Dreadnought footage!
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Harley



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked now - and I have viewed the reel! The only problem being that there isn't that much Dreadnought in it, aside from the usual slow panning shots of the decka and whatnot. The Torpedo practice by TBDs involves them steaming past at a distance of only 200 yards (probably less) launching their dud torpedoes while Dreadnought is stationary. Hardly exciting, alas.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm ... that's less than it could have been. I suppose the short distance was perhaps chosen as a good one as it might offer a chance to see the torpedoes hit? Are they shown hitting? I suppose that makes a splash?

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Harley



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're shown hitting, then when the final one hits it's shown running itself down alongside - not quite sure how as it was clearly stationary but still prducing a lot of spume behind it. Odd. I will endeavor, at some point to put some screenshots up.

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