The Strange Case of the Laconia: A WWII Story of Disaster, Survival, and Cover-up

Presenter: Michael Tougias

When a ship the size of the Titanic, the Laconia, was sunk by a U-boat, some of its nearly 3,000 British passengers and Italian POWs were rescued by the very U-boat that sank their ship. Highly unusual, but the story becomes more bizarre. The survivors thought their ordeal of floating in shark-invested ocean was over… until an American plane unleashed its bombs. New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias Tougias shares the complete account, including the incredible survival story of four British citizens who survived seven weeks adrift at sea with only two tablespoons of water per day and little food.  


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Event Details


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:00pm


Nashua Historical Society
5 Abbott Street
Nashua NH 03064

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Nashua Historical Society

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Nashua Historical Society, 603-883-0015