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The true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew

Series Cast

  1. Franka Potente

    Franka Potente

    Hilda Smith, passenger, RMS Laconia

    2 Episodes

  2. Ken Duken

    Ken Duken

    Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartenstein, captain, U-156

    2 Episodes

  3. Matthias Koeberlin

    Matthias Koeberlin

    Oberleutnant (Ing.) Rostau, chief engineer, U-156

    2 Episodes

  4. Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    Captain Sharp, RMS Laconia

    2 Episodes

  5. Andrew Buchan

    Andrew Buchan

    Junior Third Officer Thomas Mortimer, RMS Laconia

    2 Episodes

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The Sinking of the Laconia


2011 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of The Sinking of the Laconia premiered on January 6, 2011.

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The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia



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    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 90m



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