1st Broadcast 29th March 1980 BBC Radio 4
The Southern Atlantic, 10th November 1941: U-boat 395 has been patiently waiting for a month to torpedo a British cargo ship, the Southern pearl, due out of Rio de Janeiro. Things do not go according to plan and eventually the U-395 undertakes an epic journey of 2,500 miles, towing six lifeboats to the safety of Brest.
" It was and will remain for
many years, the longest rescue operation in maritime history" (KARL
|Oberleutnant Max Strauss||Rod Beacham|
|Leutnant Werner Malin||Michael Maloney|
|Chief Engineer||Trevor Cooper|
|Kapitan Hermann Bloch||John Bott|
|Captain Walt Dyas||Bob Sherman|
|Miss Stone||Margot Boyd|
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