The Sinking of the Laconia
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.
In 1942, German submarine U-156 sinks the Laconia, changing the fate of its passengers.
The U-boat is full of Allied survivors, but it is spotted by an American bomber.
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.
Other shows you may enjoy