Season 1

In September 1942, a German U-boat fired on and sank a British troop carrier, the Laconia. As the U-boat Captain Werner Hartenstein listened to the cries of the drowning passengers, he realized the ship had been carrying Italian prisoners of war, Polish guards, and British women and children, and took the only course of action he could to save as many people as possible.

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The Sinking of the Laconia

Episode 2

The U-boat is full of Allied survivors, but it is spotted by an American bomber.

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Episode 2

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The Sinking of the Laconia

Episode 1

In 1942, German submarine U-156 sinks the Laconia, changing the fate of its passengers.

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Episode 1