The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)

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Documentary telling the true story of the sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat in 1942 through the eyes of six survivors.

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 Thomas Mortimer (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Werner Hartenstein (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Hilda (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Admiral Dönitz (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Captain Sharp (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Elisabeth Fullwood (2 episodes, 2011)
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Jacob Matschenz ...
 Mannesmann (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fiedler (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Harro Schacht / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Laura Ferguson (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Sarah Fullwood (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Captain Coutts (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Declan McDermott (2 episodes, 2011)
Lenny Wood ...
 Billy Hardacre (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Harry Townes (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Aubrey ...
 William Williams (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Hilton ...
 Henry Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Josef Du Plessis ...
 Anthony Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Rebekah Nathan ...
 Charlotte Bates (2 episodes, 2011)
Jörg Malchow ...
 Weber (2 episodes, 2011)
Oskar Brown ...
 Waldemar (2 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Rudolf ...
 Remmert (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Walter Drexler (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2011)
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Part one:- In 1942,the Laconia,an old British cruise liner turned troop ship, is returning to Liverpool from Egypt with civilian passengers and Italian prisoners. Its guns are outdated, its captain, Sharp, lost his last ship and the Italians, unhappy at being caged below the water line, are tormented by their Polish guards. Third officer Mortimer learns that his family have been killed in an air raid and seeks comfort with Hilda Smith, a mysterious widow who seems to have visited Germany recently. At that moment the ship is torpedoed by a German U-boat, whose humane captain, Kapitanleutnant Werner Hartenstein, learning that the Laconia was not a warship, decides to rescue the survivors, bringing some into the submarine and towing others in life-boats. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Great drama and true to history
20 May 2013 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Over time many movies have pictured how the German Navy and Army conducted themselves in WWII. I don't write Nazies, because that is a political party and in general the Germans fought for their country. That being said, all sides of the war had their share of murders. If you think the allies never did anything wrong, you are very naive.

The submarine part of the German navy was led by Donitz and banned any political propaganda from the sub pens and submarines.

Its very known that if British and German submarines would meet, they would greet each other and part, due to respect for each others profession.

The movie itself shows the balance between being humane and full fill your obligations as a submariner.


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