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The Sinking of the Laconia

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Episode 2 - U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein has torpedoed the Laconia and then mounted an extraordinary rescue operation. U-156's deck is crowded with Allied survivors fished out of the South Atlantic. But in the fog of war, confusion reigns and U-156 is spotted by an American bomber, which moves in to attack.

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About The Sinking of the Laconia

This is the true story of the 1942 sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat through the eyes of six survivors. This epic two-part drama tells the story of Hilda Smith, a German national fleeing Nazi Germany, Thomas Mortimer, an officer aboard The Laconia, and U-boat Captain Werner Hartenstein, alongside the actions of the Germans, the British, and the Americans.