The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>
They Never Thought It Would Happen Again
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Did You Know?
The film shows the ship sinking at night. In reality, the ship sank in the early morning hours, shortly after breakfast. See more
During the film's prologue, some of the black and white footage seen during the launch of the Britannic is actually from the launch of the Lusitania. The four screws can be clearly seen. The Britannic, like all the ships in the Olympic class, was triple screwed. See more
Without the support of our women at home I doubt we could win the war. Or even have one.
Men start wars. Women clean up afterwards. If things were the other way around, there would be no more wars. I promise you that.
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