The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>
At last, the untold story of the Titanic's sister ship...
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Did You Know?
The film shows the ship sinking at night. In reality, the ship sank in the early morning hours, shortly after breakfast. See more
The correct German confirmation at this time was not "Jawohl, mein Kapitän", but "Jawohl, Herr Kapitän". "Mon capitan" is how the French (may?) put it. See more
Steady on, ladies. No cause for panic. This is merely a precaution. We shall board the lifeboats only if the Captain gives the order to abandon ship.
What's he waiting for?
We're making for the island of Kea, seven miles away. If we can beach her we shall not have to use the boats. But I must warn you. When we land, those Greek boys will be terribly dazzled by the sight of so many beautiful women. Some of them will require medical attention.
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