Sinking of the Laconia (The)
On the 12th September 1942 the Laconia – a cruise ship turned troop ship – was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156 commanded by Werner Hartenstein. She carried a motley crew of women, children, wounded soldiers and Italian prisoners of war.
Having sunk the ship, Hartenstein should have left them to their uncertain fate in the water, but instead he made the incredible decision to save as many lives as he could.
A true story of unexpected gallantry and humanity in the fog of war.
Starring Andrew Buchan, Franka Potente, Ken Duken, Brian Cox, Lindsay Duncan
Written by Alan Bleasdale
 The Sinking of the Laconia: Survivors' Stories
 Photo Gallery
 The Laconia Crew Manifest (DVD-ROM content)
 Admiral Dönitz Nuremberg Trial transcript (DVD-ROM content)
- Number of Discs
- 1.78:1 / Colour
- Stereo / English
- 2 / PAL
- 171 mins