Ships Scuttled by Order of Hitler

Amazing Naval Scenes - Ships Scuttled by Order of Hitler. Footage of the German liner, SS Columbus being scuttled at sea. Rather than surrender the ship, her crew scuttled her, and she burned and sank. Her passengers and crew were taken aboard the American neutral cruiser Tuscaloosa as rescued seamen, not as prisoners of war. If the British should have rescued them, they would have been taken as Prisoners of War. Also shows footage of the scuttling of the German Cruiser The Admiral Graf Spee. You can subscribe to British Pathe's YouTube channel here:

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