1942 photo of German submarine watching British cargo ship sinking

$20.00 CAD

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Press photo of German U-boat at surface, watching a British cargo ship sinking after having torpedoed it.

Written (in French) on the description tag glued to photo:

The torpedo launched by the submarine hit a 11,000 tonnes British cargo ship
Photo S.A.F.A.R.A. 3rd November 1942

Stamp on back: 'S.A.F.A.R.A. PARIS’ and ‘CENTRAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE 6 NOV. 1942

Description tag glued to back of photo.

Paper of tag browned.

18 x 13 cm.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record. 




Photo presse d’un sous-marin qui observe un cargo britannique atteint par une torpille.

Desciption sur papier attaché au photo:

La torpille lachee par le sous-marin attaint un cargo britannique de 11,000 tonnes.
Photo S.A.F.A.R.A. 3 NOVEMBRE 1942


Tampons sur le revers: ‘S.A.F.A.R.A. …Paris’ et ‘SERVICE CENTRAL PHOTOGRAPHIQUE 6 NOV. 1942’

Papier descriptif collé au dos.

Papier descriptif jauni.

(Texte rouge est un filigrane électronique, qui n’est pas sur le photo en vente)

Note: la vente de ces objets n'indique aucun support pour les actes ou philosophies des pouvoirs axis. Je vends le récit historique.


The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany's subsequent counter-blockade. It was at its height from mid-1940 through to the end of 1943. The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) and aircraft of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) against the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, the United States Navy, and Allied merchant shipping. The convoys, coming mainly from North America and predominantly going to the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, were protected for the most part by the British and Canadian navies and air forces. These forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States from September 13, 1941.