The Sinking of the Laconia

Two-part drama based on 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.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2011 - 2011)
Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays at 20:15 (90 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama War
Episodes ordered: 2 episodes

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Episode 2

Episode 1x02; Jan 7, 2011

U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein has torpedoed the Laconia and 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 b

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: Episode 2Jan 7, 2011
1x01: Episode 1Jan 6, 2011
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