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Length: 52'
Directors: Herlé Jouon
Producer: Grand Angle Productions
Coproducers: RMC Découverte, Explora
Language: French & English
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2017
Tragedy in deep waters

In naval annals, the sinking of submarines often remains a mystery.

In the 20th century, two disasters have caused much ink to flow: the disappearance of the French submarine Vendémiaire in 1912 and the loss in 1942 of the U171, a German submarine that sank after setting off a mine.

Trapped in their steel hull, the crews take the mystery of the accidents with them, so it is very difficult to know the real story of these incidents at sea. But when the wrecks of these warships are discovered, underwater archeologists and historians can finally tell the story of these lost crews.

These two stories are an opportunity to discover the daily lives of these bold mariners and also to shed light on the machines of war that wreaked havoc during naval battles.


Using the exploration of the wrecks, research in period archives and reconstructed scenes and 3D animation, we attempt to relive the last moments of the crews before the sinking.