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Thursday, October 17, 2013

THE LACONIA ORDER

Here is a case where a huge ship, the RMS Passenger Liner RMS Laconia, was torpedoed by a German U-boat.  Well the U-boat did a number on the ship...and she was going down, but when the U-boat captain found out there were 2,444 crew and passengers, as well as Italian POWs....it raised a big rescue dilemma.
The U-boat Captain attempted to rescue the Italian POWs, whom was an ally of Germany.....well it didn't go well after Allied warships and aircraft became involved. Click HERE for a very interesting read.