John Turner; HMS Barham newsman dies
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:48 AM
As a Gaumont British News cameraman, he was aboard HMS Valiant on November 25th, 1941 in the Mediterranean en route to Alexandria ,and watched as the accompanying battleship HMS Barham was hit by three torpedoes fired by the U-331.
Turner had only two minutes' film left in his camera and left it running as the Barham heeled over. As the funnel touched the water, the main magazine exploded.....
846 men died. This legendary piece of film was not released to be shown to the British public until the war had ended.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:32 AM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:26 PM
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