The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Our Submarines
Our Submarines

Our Submarines 1914


This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.


Our Submarines 1914

1 mins United Kingdom

This newsreel item was released on 16th December 1914 as a morale booster, reporting that a 'B' class British submarine, such as those shown in the film, had taken part in the sinking of a Turkish ship in the 'daring exploit' in the Dardenelles. The actual footage was presumably taken at the Fleet review in July that year. Submarine warfare would become more crucial as the war progressed.




1914 on Film




United Kingdom



Production company

Topical Film Company

Read lessRead more

Explore further

View Our Naval Losses
Our Naval Losses
Watch for free 1 mins

Our Naval Losses 1914

A moving eulogy to British ships sunk by the German navy in the early months of WWI.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Lt Pimple and the Stolen Submarine
Lt Pimple and the Stolen Submarine
Watch for free 14 mins

Lt Pimple and the Stolen Submarine 1914

The intrepid Lieutenant Pimple thwarts foreign enemies in an action-packed wartime spy spoof.

14 mins United Kingdom

View Naval Review 1914
Naval Review 1914
Watch for free 4 mins

Naval Review 1914 1914

King George V reviews the British fleet at Spithead in July 1914, as Britain steels herself for war.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. Will Barker


View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts

Never ask | Ask me later