Reviews from 04/2014

The sinking of the Laconia

reviewed by Rob Mason on 13 April 2014

On the 12 September 1942 the Laconia - a cruise ship turned troop ship - was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-156 commanded by Werner Hartenstein. Having sunk the ship Hartenstein should have left them to their uncertain fate in the water but instead he made the incredible decision  to save as many lives as he could.