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>
At last, the untold story of the Titanic's sister ship...
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Did You Know?
The poem that Vera Campbell quotes to Doctor Baker at the beginning of the film and which she repeats again at the end of the film is a verse from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron. The verse is: "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean-roll!; Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin; his control stops at the shore." See more
During his debriefing to the ship's personnel, Captain Barrett says that they are bound for the island of Moudros to pick up wounded soldiers. In fact, Moudros is a town and the name of the island is Lemnos. See more
Are you married?
No, I'm not. But I envy those who are.
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
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