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The sinking of the Laconia

Author: Alan BleasdaleUwe JansonHilary NorrishFranka PotenteAndrew BuchanAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn, 2012.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In September 1942 at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television mini-series
Historical television programs
War television programs
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bleasdale; Uwe Janson; Hilary Norrish; Franka Potente; Andrew Buchan; Ken Duken; Lindsay Duncan; Brian Cox; Talkback Thames (Firm); TeamWorx (Firm); ARD Degeto (Firm); SWR (Firm); British Broadcasting Company.; EOS Entertainment.
ISBN: 9781598287974 1598287974
OCLC Number: 800429885
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally broadcast as a miniseries on BBC in 2010.
Release date: Aug. 7, 2012.
Special feature: Documentary featurette: "The sinking of the Laconia : survivors stories" (29 min.).
Credits: Director, Uwe Janson ; producer, Hilary Norrish.
Cast: Franka Potente, Andrew Buchan, Ken Duken, Lindsay Duncan and Brian Cox.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated; contains strong language, ciolence, and nudity.
Description: 2 videodiscs (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9); Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: a TalkbackThames and TeamWorx production in coproduction with ARD Degeto, SWR, BBC and EOS Entertainmenta written by Alan Bleasdale ; directed by Uwe Janson ; produced by Hilary Norrish.

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In September 1942 at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history.

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