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?
Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>
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Vera Campbell is seen in one scene reading a book to William and Sarah in bed. The book she is reading from is the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, about the French Revolution. She is reading the famous opening lines of the novel: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity. See more
The Britannic's bow hit the bottom while the stern was still above water. The scene showing ship falling to the bottom is inaccurate. See more
Without the support of our women at home I doubt we could win the war. Or even have one.
Men start wars. Women clean up afterwards. If things were the other way around, there would be no more wars. I promise you that.
The opening credits are set against footage of World War I and the Britannic's launch (which is actually footage of the Lusitania's launch). See more
Featured in Titanic al detalle
An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Music by Johann Strauss
Heard playing in the background in the dining room scenes at the Captain's table See more