Tuesday, August 21, 2012
HMS Barham Sinking
I came across this spectacular and horrifying footage which I had to post. On the 25th of November 1941 the HMS Barham was attacked in the Medditaerranean by a German submarine. It was hit by three torpedoes which sunk the battleship. Just before the great ship sank an almighty explosion ripped through her, taking 862 of her crew to their deaths. There were 449 survivors. The explosion was filmed by a British cameraman on a near by ship. The second World War was of course a worthy war. But it was also the worst conflict in all of human history. That should never be forgotten.