Naval Warfare Movies

The Black Pit

Producer: National Film Board of Canada

War at Sea
Published: 1995
Country: Canada
Length: 48 min.
Keywords: WWII, Documentary

This is the VHS release (see more).


Slow convoy SC 107 is attacked by a wolfpack in the area of the Atlantic, known as "The Black Pit," where air cover was not provided for convoy protection. The story of the convoy's destruction and the allegations of negligence subsequently leveled at high-ranking Royal Canadian Naval staff is presented using a combination of archival footage, dramatization, and veteran interviews.


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