It is my duty tonight to inform you of a very dangerous threat to our system. Species 8472 has been noticed in the Alpha quandrant, and their prescence here has increased at a very alarming rate. I submit these images salvaged from one of our Galaxy Star Ships as proof that their threat is growing, and as the Federation, a "protector" for the species in the Alpha quandrant, we must act quickly.
We recovered this portion, which we believe was taken immediately after our ships entered into the sector.
I'm sure the Captain and crew of these vessels knew this to be an omnious sign of danger...
Our records indicate that this recovered portion takes place shortly after the space battle had begun...The hostile ships immediately began their attack on our vessels, attempts to hail them were left unanswered...it became clear these ships had no intentions of making peace.
As you will see, the battle grew more and more dangerous as it went on, as the Species showed no care for life, ours or their own. This next part was taken after a near collission with one of their massive Bioships.
Realizing they could not win this fight, the starships made a smart choice to try and retreat to a safer area.
This though proved to be a moot point, as the incredible speed of the enemy ships allowed them to give pursuit, and keep firing.
Knowing they could not outrun these ships, the brave Captains and crews reengaged the bioship.
As the fire fight continued, it became obvious that even the four Galaxy class vessels dispatched to investigate these bioships were no match for the fleet that awaited them.
After an intense battle, I am sorry to report, we lost four crews...I will end my debriefing of this report here for now, I am afraid I have many families to report the death of their love ones before I will be able to get any rest tonight.
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