The Sinking of the Laconia – Links, previews and interviews

In readiness for the Docu-dramaThe Sinking of the Laconia, due to hit our screens later this week, here are a few interesting links I have found about the programme, the ship and the incident.

BBC webpage
Wikipedia entry
Internet Movie Database
Guardian interview with writer Alan Bleasdale
Suite101 page
BBC press pack with interviews and more
Interviews with the main characters
Werner Hartenstein (U-Boat Captain)
U-Boat.net page

Hopefully on Tuesday or Wednesday I will give you some insight into my personal connection with the Laconia, by sharing my Great-Uncle Tommy’s story.

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One response to “The Sinking of the Laconia – Links, previews and interviews

  1. John Erickson

    James- Here’s some more sites:
    The following account was written by Albert Goode, Merchant Navy Naval Sea Cadet
    http://www.lancastria.org.uk/Lancastria_at_War/Captain_Sharp_Account/Laconia_sinking_account/laconia_sinking_account.html
    Also:
    http://www.uboataces.com/battle-laconia.shtml
    Hope these help!

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