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Post by Wallace on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:02 am

True story?

German U-Boat (submarine) torpedos the UK RMS Laconia, not knowing that it is a passanger boat with civilians. In addition  to Italian prisoners of war in the lowest decks, the ship had over 2000.

After the ship has sunk, the German captain orders  a search of the waters - Laconia capt. or high-ups would be a good trophy to send back to command. To their surprize they find many women & children floating.

In a rare act of wartime humanity, the German capt. orders  all survivors to be taken aboard or towed in 3 lifeboats - a total of 250 people.
This makes the submarine a sitting duck since with that weight it is folly for it to submerge.

The capt. has a  giant red cross put out on canvas.


Even though its a very remote area of the Atlantic, American bombers arrive.....
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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:49 am

Noo that sounds ok. 
Ye must have progressed fae the £1 dvd bin tae the £3 bin.

cheers

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