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    BBC2 series, The sinking of the Laconia.


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    BBC2 series, The sinking of the Laconia.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:59 am

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    BBC2 tonight, 2100hrs..The sinking of the Laconia, torpedoed by a U boat in 1942. Part 1 tonight, part 2 tomorrow night.

    Thursday at 16:15 ·
    David Forrest It was very good, I thought. It is a story that seems to be often left out of the history books not least because you can't categorise "Goodies and Baddies". Was the U boat skipper trying to save women and children or Italian POW's. (The Poles were chosen as "baddies" this time, I notice!)
    Yesterday at 11:34 ·

    Richard J Huggett I thought it was good as well David..don't forget part 2 tonight. I guess you'll have your answer then..
    23 hours ago ·
    Richard J Huggett Well David...what did you think? Personally I enjoyed it very much indeed, shame about the fate of the boat and crew though.

    Tomorrow night at 1930hrs is the story of those who survived the Laconia.
    13 hours ago ·

    David Forrest I liked it a lot. I think it was true to the real events too, as far as I know. The shots of them all on deck showed how impractical it was to rescue many survivors and yet Doenitz ended up answering war crimes because of the Laconia messag...
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    13 minutes ago ·

    Richard J Huggett I took it that Doenitz offered the skipper a choice of a desk job or going back to sea, the skipper chose the return to patrols, with fatal consequences.

    The U boat (U-156) was in reality a Type 1Xc, the one in film was a pretty good likeness I thought, it was in fact a wooden film prop.

    Take a look at http://www.uboat.net/forums/read.php?4%2C52568%2C52568 there's some information of the film making there.

    Don't forget tonight, 1930hrs, BBC2...the story of the survivors.

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