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Re: HMS Barham sinking footage
Posted by Graham on September 8, 2017, 17:42:20, in reply to "HMS Barham sinking footage"
At 0:23 check the massive piece of starboard main decking wrapping forward. We can see hundreds (?) of ship's crew standing on the starboard hull forward at the moment of detonation. Would the shock wave have killed most if not all of them instantaneously, or was it directed up and away towards the stern sparing them? Surprisingly at that moment and immediately after men are still seen crowding on the forward hull. I would have thought they would have been sent flying.
The footage 'looks' like it was filmed from a circling a/c, but apparently not. Which ship was the camera platform?
Thanks for the revisit of truly remarkable footage.
: This footage still is amazing to me even after
: watching it numerous times over the years.
: It is no surprise this footage was kept from
: the British people as long as possible.
: I wonder if anyone has tried to locate and
: document the wreck?
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