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>
They Never Thought It Would Happen Again
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Did You Know?
There was never really any direct evidence that the Britannic was carrying arms and more recent explorations of the wreck tend to disprove that claim as the wreck is in far too good condition for the claimed secondary explosions from illegal ordinance as is often claimed. People tend to forget that the steamships of the day were coal fired and that coal dust was highly explosive and that a torpedo or mine hit, in the coal bunker area would require no illegal arms cargo to create an explosion sufficient to sink even the largest ship. In fact, it is now believed that a long smoldering fire in one of Titanic's coal bunker contributed as much to her sinking as the iceberg. See more
It is not possible for a WWI submarine while submerged to shadow a steamer for several days. The steamer is too fast. See more
Miss Campbell, while surveying my ship, do try to remember your condition.
You're a woman. Do try to behave like one.
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
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