The Sinking Of Laconia

March 2017

Season 1 Episode 1

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Part One On the 12th September 1942 the Laconia - a cruise ship turned troop ship - was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156 commanded by Werner Hartenstein. She carried a motley crew of women, children, wounded soldiers and Italian Prisoners of War. Having sunk the ship, Hartenstein should have left them to thei...

Season 1 Episode 2

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Part Two U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein has torpedoed the Laconia and then mounted an extraordinary rescue operation. U-156's deck is crowded with Allied survivors fished out of the South Atlantic. But in the fog of war confusion reigns and U-156 is spotted by an American bomber which moves in to attack. A true st...