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The Laconia Incidence.

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2 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

Tragic and horrific mistake?  Yes.  War crime?  No.

I agree. This was one pilot, one crew. It was not an edict from command or the government. 

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4 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:


Yep.  It wasn't policy, it was the culmination of a string of mistakes, garbled communication, and "the fog of war."

The real “fog of war” or the Hillary “fog of war”? :lol:

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One thing not mentioned in the film was decades later when this incidence was reviewed, one asked, but was not answered. What if this sub had been captured and had an Allied crew and the plainly seen lifeboats could have held the sub crew, or  Flying the Red Cross flag, had not manned a gun nor shown any intention of offense nor defense,  what if this meant surrendering?

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